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Employee Behavioral Health Program Improves Depression and Anxiety

An employer-sponsored behavioral health program can reduce symptoms in employees with depression and anxiety, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
24-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Defining Worker Well-Being – Experts Propose New Framework

How do we define and measure worker well-being? A proposed conceptual framework, with implications for future efforts to improve occupational safety and health, is presented in the July issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
25-Jul-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Call to Action' on Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

What steps can employers take to reduce the high costs and health impact of mental health issues? An expert Advisory Council has developed a set of recommendations for improving mental health and well-being in the workplace, according to a report in...
3-Apr-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vets

Gulf War veterans with low-level exposure to chemical weapons show lasting adverse effects on brain structure and memory function, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
5-Oct-2017 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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