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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

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...
28-Sep-2016 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gulf War Veterans Still Have High Rate of Multisymptom Illness

Veterans of the Gulf War are more than twice as likely to have medically unexplained symptoms known as "multisymptom illness" (MSI), compared to Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans, according to an updated research review in the July Journal of...
29-Jun-2016 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'Occupational Complexity' Linked to Better Cognitive Performance

Working in a more intellectually challenging job is associated with better memory and other aspects of cognitive functioning, reports a study in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American...
3-Jun-2016 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Low Wages an Occupational Health Hazard?

Low wages should be recognized as an occupational health threat, according to an editorial in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
3-May-2016 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Training Help Make Employees More Resilient?

A five-hour educational program can promote resilience among employees facing downsizing and restructuring, according to a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
13-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Long Work Hours Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Working long hours—particularly 46 hours per week or more—may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
3-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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