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Test May Help Identify Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Disease

A test called the lung clearance index (LCI) is superior to standard tests in identifying patients with lung disease related to military deployment, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
27-Jul-2017 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to DNA Damage in Children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
19-May-2017 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What's Your Company Policy on E-Cigarettes?

As E-cigarettes continue to increase in popularity, employees are unclear on whether their employers have any company policy on "vaping"—or whether that policy is different for vaping versus tobacco smoking, reports a survey study in the April...
10-Apr-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surveys Provide Employers' and Employees' Views on Wellness Programs

Most US employers offer workplace health promotion (WHP) programs, but many employees aren't aware of these programs, reports a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Supportive Leadership Linked to Lower Absenteeism/Presenteeism

More supportive leadership behaviors (SLB) in the workplace are associated with lower productivity losses due to absenteeism and presenteeism, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication...
13-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
12-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

High Rates of Respiratory Diseases and Exposures Among US Veterans

US military veterans have high rates of potentially harmful respiratory exposures—which are linked to an increased likelihood of respiratory diseases, reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
5-Dec-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Workplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Life

Employees who participate in a workplace weight management program—even those without significant weight loss—have reduced health care costs and improved quality of life (QOL), reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and...
20-Oct-2016 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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