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Study details cost of cancer in employees

December 13, 2012

Cancer in U.S. workers leads to productivity losses of more than 33 million disability days per year, according to a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Most affected: smaller companies.


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Family background may increase risk of back problems

Study: Prevention may need to start in early life
November 15, 2012

Work and lifestyle factors affecting the risk of disability due to low back disorders tend to be shared among family members, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Helping workers with back pain get back to work

August 16, 2012

Medical advice on staying active can have a positive affect on workers who are on medical leave due to  lower back pain, a new study finds.


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Weight loss, increased fitness help aging type 2 diabetics stay mobile

April 1, 2012

Weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing mobility in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial funded by the National Institutes of Health.


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Report highlights work-related MSD prevention

January 15, 2012

A newly released document presents an overview on contemporary work disability research -- and identifies some successful strategies for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs).


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