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Employment, Kidney Failure

Study Examines Employment Trends Among Patients with Kidney Failure

• Among working-aged adults who started dialysis between 1996 and 2013, employment was low throughout the study period at 23-24%, and 38% of patients who were employed 6 months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the time they initiated dialysis. After accounting for differences in patients over time, the probability of employment in kidney failure patients increased slightly over time.

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work, Commitment, Quondam commitment

Why Some of Your Old Work Commitments Never Seem to Go Away

You can quit work commitments if you want – but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests. In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that commitments that workers no longer had were still lingering in their minds.

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Riverview Medical Center Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

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In an effort to commend, celebrate and increase the number of New Jersey worksites that support breastfeeding employees, the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC) has selected Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center located in Red Bank, as a “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.”

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Cooperation, Sociology

Want People to Work Together? Familiarity, Ability to Pick Partners Could Be Key

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.

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Job Search, Job Seeker, Career Advancement

Searching for a New Job? New Study Says Talking to Friends and Family Boosts Chances of Success

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A new study co-authored by an American University professor found that job seekers who share their ups and downs with family and friends are more active than job seekers who don't.

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tips, Health Tips, Common Cold, Flu Season, Reducing Risk, Sleep, Immune System, zinc

Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold

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There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.

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Linking Success in Certain Fields to Intellectual Talent Undermines Women’s Interest in Them

Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray ‘brilliance’ as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity, or college major to this trait undermine women’s interest in it.

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Poverty, Research, Economics, David Neumark

Earned Income Tax Credit Increases Women’s Earnings Over Time, Study Finds

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The earned income tax credit may be one of the most effective pro-work, anti-poverty mechanisms the United States has instituted. Proposed expansions of it generally cite extensive research that focuses only on its short-term benefits. But a new study from the University of California, Irvine suggests that a more generous EITC would also boost women’s earnings over the course of their working lives.

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Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine, Obesity, Acoem

Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM

Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement, published in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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