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Article ID: 711828

University of North Florida Tops 2019 Healthiest Companies List

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida was recently honored as one of Jacksonville’s healthiest places to work, receiving the Platinum Level Award for the 2019 Healthiest Companies by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. This is the 11th year the University has received this recognition.

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24-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    23-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711683

Despite health warnings, Americans still sit too much

Washington University in St. Louis

Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a major new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711720

Survey shows half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the U.S., according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health

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22-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711559

Research Finds Pregnant Women Feel Pushed Out of Their Jobs

Florida State University

Florida State University researcher Samantha Paustian-Underdahl found pregnant women experienced decreased encouragement in the workplace to return to their jobs after pregnancy.

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18-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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    16-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711328

Workplace wellness programs may help people change certain behaviors but do little to improve overall health or lower spending, study shows

Harvard Medical School

First major multisite randomized controlled trial of a workplace wellness program shows mixed results at 18 months Program led employees to increase exercise and improve weight-management habits, but it had no effect on health outcomes Program did not improve worker absenteeism, tenure or job performance Program did not reduce employees’ use of health care services or health care spending in the short term

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15-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711310

Irregular schedules, being new on the job raises risk of injury for miners working long hours

University of Illinois at Chicago

Numerous studies have reported on the association between long work shifts and an increased risk of getting injured on the job. Fatigue, fewer breaks and psychomotor impairments resulting from long hours are believed to play a major role in the increased risk of injury for people who work shifts longer than 9 hours. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago examined how and why long work shifts increase the risk for injury among miners of all kinds.

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15-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711178

American College of Rheumatology Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Step Therapy Legislation

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology today praised Representative Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA) and Representative Brad Wenstrup, MD (R-OH) for introducing the “Safe Step Act” (H.R. 2279). If enacted, H.R. 2279 would place reasonable parameters around the use of step therapy among employer-sponsored health plans.

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11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710838

Pay Gap for Women Social Work Faculty Continues Nationwide

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Even in a profession where women are the majority, social work faculty women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to new research from West Virginia University.

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5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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