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December 6, 2022

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  • Teamwork, convenience drive long-term weight loss program success

    With more employers recognizing the real costs of overweight employees and getting behind weight management programs, why do the headlines continue to scream that Americans are the fattest people in the world? Does anybody know the secret to successful, long-term weight loss? In a series of interviews, the experts shared their thoughts on what has worked and what hasnt in their own workplace efforts.
  • A different look at the Food Pyramid

    Practically everyone remembers the highly touted Food Guide Pyramid, unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2002. In just a few short years, however, it seems to have become outdated.
  • CIGNA study supports integrated benefits

    A new study by Philadelphia-based CIGNA confirms what a number of occ-health professionals have been asserting: the integration of disability and health care programs can help return disabled employees to work more quickly, or even prevent absences, and can also lower total benefit costs.
  • Genetic discrimination legislation on the table

    New legislation aimed at protecting workers against genetic discrimination has passed the Senate unanimously but is currently bogged down in the House of Representatives, according to an expert in workers rights.
  • NIOSH to study spa mold in nationwide research

    A case of being in the right place at the right time or perhaps, more accurately, the wrong place at the right time led to an on-site visit by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Grove Park Inn Resort Spa in Asheville, NC, and a plan to mitigate a health hazard that had been causing employees to complain of conditions including pneumonia, head-aches, sore throats, and burning and watery eyes.
  • Needle safety still a top hospital priority

    Two years after needle safety became a mandate nationwide, hospitals face what may be their greatest challenge: keeping the momentum going.