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May 1, 2017

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Workers' Compensation Claims Offer Insight Into Seafood Processing Injuries in Oregon

Mar. 16, 2017 — A review of workers' compensation claims indicates that workers in Oregon's seafood processing industry are suffering serious injuries at higher rates than the statewide average, and the ... read more

78 Percent of Hospital Workers in Houston Are Overweight or Obese

Jan. 27, 2017 — Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a ... read more

National Study Documents Value of Family-Provided Medical Care for Children

Dec. 27, 2016 — About half of US children with special health care needs -- 5.6 million children -- receive medical care from uncompensated family members worth billions of dollars, finds a large national study. The ... read more

Lack of Sleep Costing US Economy Up to $411 Billion Per Year

Nov. 30, 2016 — Lower productivity levels and the higher risk of mortality resulting from sleep deprivation have a significant effect on a nation's economy. Sleep deprivation increases the risk of mortality by ... read more

Repeatedly Thinking About Work-Family Conflict Linked to Health Problems

Nov. 10, 2016 — Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research suggests. The study included more than 200 people, ... read more

Genetic Cause for Shift Work Fatigue Discovered

Nov. 4, 2016 — Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Researchers have now found that a melatonin receptor gene influences tolerance to shift ... read more

Being Fit Protects Against Health Risks Caused by Stress at Work

Nov. 1, 2016 — It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work. As ... read more

Workplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Life

Oct. 20, 2016 — Employees who participate in a workplace weight management program—even those without significant weight loss—have reduced health care costs and improved quality of life (QOL), reports a new ... read more

More Support Needed for Nurses Facing Mistreatment at Work

Oct. 19, 2016 — Nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained, new research ... read more

Worked to Death? Study Says Lack of Control Over High-Stress Jobs Can Lead to Early Grave

Oct. 17, 2016 — Those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals ... read more

Health Determined by Social Relationships at Work

Oct. 3, 2016 — Whether you're an engineer, a nurse, or a call center worker, you are likely to spend an average of one third of your day on the job. In a new meta-analysis covering 58 studies and more than ... read more

Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costs

Sep. 28, 2016 — Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers' compensation claims for major injuries, reports a new ... read more

Rural Employers Failing to Meet Needs of Working Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 26, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers ... read more

High Status Job Means You Are Less Likely to Respond to Treatment for Depression

Sep. 20, 2016 — A high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression, an international study has found. These results may have implications for clinicians ... read more

How Workplace Stress Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease

Sep. 15, 2016 — A model has been created that illustrates how economic globalization may create stressful employment factors in high-income countries contributing to the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular ... read more

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress, Negative Health Behaviors

Sep. 8, 2016 — Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees ... read more

Connection Between Chronic Pain, Anxiety Disorders Found by Researchers

Aug. 31, 2016 — New study results provide insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offer a potential target for treatment. Researchers found that increased ... read more

Study Finds Changes to Retirement Savings System May Exacerbate Economic Inequality

Aug. 23, 2016 — A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a ... read more

Avoiding the High Calorie Office Snacks

Aug. 2, 2016 — The culture of grabbing something quick to eat amid a mounting pile of to-dos at work often leads to making the wrong decisions when searching for something to eat in the workplace. Unplanned cake ... read more

Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated With Opioid Misuse

July 28, 2016 — Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new ... read more

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