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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

Companies with Award-Winning Health Programs Beat the S&P 500

Wall Street investors take note: stock in companies recognized for outstanding employee health and wellness programs outperforms the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, according to three studies in the January Journal of Occupational and...
5-Jan-2016 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

State Workers' Compensation Policies Affect Costs and Disability Time

Certain workers' compensation (WC) policies explain much of the state-level variation in costs and outcomes of claims for low back pain (LBP), reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication...
1-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Feeling Emotionally Attached to Work Leads to Improved Well-Being

Workers who feel emotionally attached to and identify with their work have better psychological well-being, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
20-Oct-2015 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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