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WHO calls for stepped-up prevention of alcohol-related deaths and diseases

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The World Health Organization says an alarming new report showing that 3.3 million deaths across the globe in 2012 were due to the harmful use of alcohol highlights the need for action to reduce that number.


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Injured workers and narcotic use: some surprising findings

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In terms of climate, geography, accents and politics, New York and Louisiana are very dissimilar, but they do have this in common: the amount of narcotics used by an average injured worker in each state is about double the amount of other states.


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EPA to take comments on fracking chemicals transparency

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One of the major controversies involving hydraulic fracturing – or, “fracking” – will be the subject of an EPA inquiry that could lead to new regulations on the industry.


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Air quality issues the focus of Asthma Awareness Month

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May is Asthma Awareness Month, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is taking the opportunity to spread the word about how environmental asthma triggers affect sufferers of the disease. “One in ten kids in America today suffers from asthma, whichdisproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income families,” said U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.


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E-cigarettes: to worry or not to worry?

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E-cigarettes aren’t just for hipsters — they’re a breath of not-quite-fresh air to smokers tired of being exiled outdoors when they need a puff. Since an e-cigarette user exhales water vapor instead of smoke, it’s easier to allow them back into bars and workplaces.


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When should you see a hand specialist?

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There are times when your family physician may not be able to give you the time and expertise needed to treat a variety of hand disorders. This is where the hand specialist comes in, and you can ask your family doc for a referral.


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CDC: up to 40 percent of U.S. deaths each year are preventable

-92,000 from heart disease alone
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Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death – yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Are you monitoring your older women workers for hand and arm problems?

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As women age, health issues specific to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritic conditions, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fractures are more common in women than men, according to The Institute for Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation.


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Put your heat illness prevention plan in writing

By Stefanie Williams
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One area of compliance that OSHA inspectors zero in on is the written plan.


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Hydration help for workers

Tips to keep workers safe, healthy and productive
By MELISSA SCHECHTER
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Summertime brings sweltering temperatures outside and dryness inside caused by the constant flow of air conditioning


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