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When an unusually high number of people with serious eye injuries showed up at an emergency department one morning, health officials started an investigation to find out what had gone wrong the night before at the Florida nightclub that the injured people all reported visiting.
According to a report commissioned by Prevent Blindness America (PBA) from researchers at the University of Chicago, “Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States, ”the financial burden of vision-related diseases will continue to grow due to increasing healthcare costs and an aging population.
Just in time for back-to-school, Prevent Blindness America, The Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries and Liberty Sport continued to support September 2013 as Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on the importance as to wearing proper eye protection while playing sports.
Q: Recently, I started to notice tiny threadlike shapes in my field of vision. My doctor says they are “floaters.” Should I be concerned? A: “Floaters” is a catchall term for what look like dots, threads, or cobwebs drifting across your line of vision.
Approximately 300,000 are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, according to a newly released estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimate is based on medical claim, a survey of clinical laboratories and a survey of the general public.
Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. True, nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But more than two dozen factors make it more likely a person will suffer a stroke.
Vulnerability to alcohol and drug abuse may begin in the womb and be linked to how much fatty and sugary foods a mother eats during pregnancy, according to findings from animal lab experiments presented at APA’s 121st Annual Convention.
Excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to states and the District of Columbia, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excessive alcohol use cost states and D.C. a median of $2.9 billion in 2006, ranging from $420 million in North Dakota to $32 billion in California.
It seems we are always attempting to fight that 2:30 feeling, but these don’t have to be your only options. How often do businesses overlook the stress of the workload their workers must handle?
The Total Worker Health™ (TWH) strategy developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a concept being embraced in many countries, as NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard found at a recent conference.
The National Hearing Conservation Association annual conference is an extremely popular and well-attended event, and is often reported my members as the most valuable feature of NHCA membership. The conference provides an opportunity to learn about the latest research and tools for hearing conservation, to network with peers, and to re-establish ties with old friends and colleagues. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.