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Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine, workers' compensation

Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costs

Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers' compensation claims for major injuries, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Business, Old Age, Older Americans, work culture, Work Conditions, Employee Assistance Programs, Employee Behavior, employee health and productivity, productive aging, productivity measurement

The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the rise — from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Concordia researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ageism — and increase production

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ACSM, Research, workplace health, Employee Health

Supporting Employees to Stand Up, Sit Less and Move More

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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For Those with Higher Status Jobs, Depression May Be Harder to Treat

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

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High Status Job Means You Are Less Likely to Respond to Treatment for Depression

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression. These results, which may have implications for clinicians and their patients, employers and public policy, are presented at the ECNP Congress in Vienna*.

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cardiovascuar disease, workplace health

UCI-SUNY Research Details How Workplace Stress Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease

University of California, Irvine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center researchers have created a model illustrating how economic globalization may create stressful employment factors in high-income countries contributing to the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular disease.

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Acute, Pancreatitis, Loyola, Liver, Necrotizing, Stomach, Vomit, Chronic Disease, Fatal, Chronic, Ambulance, IV, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Abdomen, Organ, trasnplant, Transplant, Digestive Health, Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology, inflamed, Inflammation, Bacterial Infection, Pseudocyst

Loyola Patient Overcomes Rare Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Larry Jacob got the call every parent fears. His daughter was sick, away at college and needed help. Mr. Jacob left his home in the Chicago suburbs and was driving to Western Illinois University when he suddenly doubled over in pain. "I pulled on to the shoulder of the road, buckled over and began throwing up," the 51 year-old remembers. "Ironically, I was going to care for my daughter and now I was the one getting ill. I felt like an 800 pound elephant was sitting on my stomach."

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Business Ethics, Banks, Service, Ethics, business performance , financial performance

Do It Well and Do It Right: Business Success Requires Top-Notch Service and Ethics

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New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that businesses must place equal importance on ethical adherence and quality service in order to be successful.

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1 in 4 U.S. Employees Negatively Affected by Political Talk at Work This Election Season, Finds New Survey

This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the job, according to a survey released today by the American Psychological Association.

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$4.2 Million Federal Grant Establishes Center for Worker Health at UIC

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has received a five-year, $4.2 million federal grant to establish the UIC Center for Healthy Work.

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Saying Sorry Not Enough When Trust, Gender Roles Broken, Just Ask Clinton and Trump

Public figures such as United States presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump may have to do a lot more than just say sorry to win back public trust after a misdeed, said a York University researcher whose study on trust was published today.

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Stress, Burnout, negative health behaviors

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress and Negative Health Behaviors

Several national surveys have found that approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress. A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees face within the medical industry, leading to negative health behaviors. With rising stress levels in the workplace for employees, many companies are looking to integrate, engage and enroll employees into wellness programs.

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Management, Organization, Strategy, Commitment, Supervisors, status incongruence, transformational leadership style, orlando richard, Jindal School, Human Resources, women in leadership, female managers

Study Sheds Light on Factors Affecting Employees' Commitment

As it becomes increasingly common for older workers to report to younger supervisors, a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas examined how disparities in experience and education influence subordinates’ commitment to their organizations.

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Workplace Safety, Finance, Research, EC, Economics, Management, Employee Wellness, Injury, OSHA

Study Examines How Financing Constraints Affect Workplace Safety

A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examined how financing constraints impact workplace safety and the implications for firm value and employee welfare.

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Women, PAY, Equality, Career

New Study Suggests Women Do Ask for Pay Rises but Don’t Get Them

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New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask.

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Labor Day Holiday Important to Hospitality and Tourism Industry

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Single Women with Personal Wealth More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs Than Men

A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. They found single women face more severe constraints to their incomings and outgoings, but that those single women whose personal wealth increases unexpectedly through an inheritance are more likely to start a new business than their male counterparts.

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Human Factors, Fatigue, Workplace Safety, Workplace Fatigue, Labor Day, Exxon Valdez, BP Texas City, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Deficits

Research by Missouri S&T Faculty Could Prevent Next Major Human-Related Disaster

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, yoga, meditiation, Vacation, Genetics, Harvard Medical School, University Of California At San Francisco

Systems Biology Research Study Reveals Benefits of Vacation and Meditation

Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the University of California, San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School used a rigorous study design to assess the biological impact of meditation compared to vacation.

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Diet and Body Weight, Exercise, Medicine & Health, Education

Standing Up for Weight Management

Alternating positions between standing and sitting while performing deskwork could make the difference in whether the thin red needle in your bathroom scale tilts to the left or the right of your goal weight.







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