Health

Coal miners rally against EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Regs aren't the only factor threatening coal jobs, though

The EPA wraps up four days of public hearings on its Clean Power Plan today -- and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) rally against it tomorrow in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Public health

Before you spray on that insect repellent…

Check out the EPA's new informational graphic

Sure, you’re spraying on insect repellent when you’re going to be spending time outside, but are you reapplying it when it wears off? Are  your outdoor workers?


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Experts: Gun violence prevention requires public health approach

Preventing gun violence will require a scientific public health approach and recognition of the limits of predicting individual cases of violence, according to experts slated to speak at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. The experts will discuss how gun violence disproportionately affects different populations and results in consequences such as suicide, homicide and unintentional shootings.


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Why your insurance company should pay for your blood pressure monitor

Hint: It’ll save them money

Home blood pressure-monitoring kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. In the United States, more than 76 million adults have diagnosed high blood pressure, and many more are undiagnosed.


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Alcohol use disorders linked to decreased 'work trajectory'

Women's careers more likely to be disrupted by alcohol, study suggests

Workers with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are more likely to have a flat or declining "work trajectory," reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Obese workers get tired faster

U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.


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States get a report card on healthful physical activity

Coloradans are moving, Mississipi residents are not

With obesity rates continuing to rise in the U.S. (they’ve doubled since 1980), health experts are urging Americans to be more physically active, and urging policy makers to help them do that. A new report from the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion rates the progress on both those fronts, state by state.


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Sunburns not the only summer burn danger

Grilling, campfires send people to emergency rooms

Summertime activities can bring people into close proximity to burn hazards in the form of fire pits, campfires and outdoor grills. Dr. Richard Gamelli, director of the burn unit at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. said burns due to fire can happen easily and quickly, especially when alcohol has been abused or children are present.


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Overcrowding in the E.R.

This infographic takes a look at some of the major causes of congestion, its impact on care delivery and some proposed solutions to the problem of overcrowding.


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Top 10 sources of calories in the U.S. diet

According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (a panel of 13 nutrition experts charged with helping develop federal nutrition standards), Americans are eating many more calories than they used to.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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