Silver was 38 in 2003 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though she is a physician, she was shocked at the toll chemotherapy and radiation took on her body. Silver was dealing with extreme fatigue, weakness and pain . . .
In 2012, a record 24,000 Snohomish County residents earned a food worker card through online training – versus nearly 5,000 who earned their cards in a classroom. The popularity of the online classes has led the Snohomish Health District to reduced its schedule of in-person food worker classes in English and Spanish effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Health costs aren’t just about how much employers pay to provide health insurance: Workers’ poor health costs employers $344 billion annually in lost productivity and absenteeism.
On-site workplace clinics used to be primarily focused on patching up people who got injured on the job. Then companies added primary care and started emphasizing preventive screenings and other “wellness” services. But now their offering a variety of add-ons, including physical therapy, dental and vision exams, mental health counseling — even acupuncture and massage.
In-store medical clinics like those at Walmart – having established a beachhead with relatively healthy patients looking for convenient, low-cost care for simple problems – are eyeing a bigger prize, the millions of Americans with costly illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
The Transportation Security Administration will conduct a new study of X-ray body scanners after in response to concerns about the technology’s safety.
Ridding homes and offices of mold can help reduce respiratory infections and symptoms of asthma, but the best way to eliminate the mold remains unclear.
Learn about care and recovery from complicated spinal cord injuries–from vertebroplasty to disc replacement– from national and UW experts
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A provision of the law extends Medicare coverage to patients who developed asbestosis after living in the town which was contaminated by mining operations.
The cost of a clinic generally makes it feasible only for employers with at least several hundred workers, but smaller companies are banding together to operate joint clinics.
Climbing chairs and ladders to decorate the tree, string Christmas lights and other holiday chores is the downfall of many, sending about 6,000 Americans each year to the ER.
Employers are taking action as studies show their workers’ expanding waistlines hurting company bottom lines, with higher health costs and lower productivity.
Occupational Safety and Health Association does not regulate exposure to these drugs in the workplace.
“Normal daily activity seems to be the best way for patients with low-back pain to get better,” says study author.