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December 1, 2007

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  • Do you want to dramatically improve productivity? Offer depression outreach

    This is part one of a two-part series on behavioral health issues. This month, we cover new research showing the link between depression interventions and productivity. Next month, we'll report on a growing trend toward integrating behavioral health and medical care.
  • If you suspect abuse of FMLA, document carefully

    Legal risks and frequent abuse by employees are two problems faced by occupational health nurses (OHNs) responsible for overseeing administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Include these two things for smoking cessation

    For your smoking cessation programs to be successful, there are two things you should address, according to new research from Indiana University (IU).
  • Plan to test health workers may undermine safety

    In a move that runs counter to national public health guidelines and may contribute to the rise of drug-resistant pathogens, Pennsylvania has passed a state law that could lead to routinely culturing a wide variety of health care workers for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).
  • Plan complements disease management

    Employees with chronic conditions that put them at risk for high health care costs but don't fall into traditional disease management programs are learning how to manage their conditions through the ComplexCare program from Health Management Corp.
  • Program helps workers manage their weight

    A newly diagnosed diabetic, we'll call him Mr. Smith, called in to Capital District Physicians' Health Plan Health Coach Connection because his doctor had told him he needed to undergo gastric bypass surgery if he was going to live another 10 years. Smith was concerned and wanted to explore other options.