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Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... of medicine and epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at McGill University in Montreal. "Those ... to examine potential links between hundreds of occupational hazards and cancer risk. Participants in that ... ethnicity, income, smoking history, diet and occupational exposures, as well as alcohol consumption ...

State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety

... Department of State's Bureau of Professional and occupational Affairs, which now provides administrative and legal support to 29 professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions. ... Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and occupational Affairs Basil L. Merenda. Governor ...

Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

... to new research from the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). "In this study we ... study does have immediate relevance to current occupational safety standards. Even at the current federal ... prevention, diagnosis and medical management of occupational dust-related lung diseases, according to Dr. ...

Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers

... dietitians, nutritionists, music therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists/therapists ... dietitians, nutritionists, music therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists/therapists an ... Music therapist      occupational therapist      Speech ...

CSTE Leads Effort to Improve Blood Lead Reporting

... battery manufacturing and recycling. Many occupational exposures are not identified because not all employers do the required occupational testing. Compounding the problem is the fact that only a fraction of known occupational cases are included in national health statistics, ...

'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age

... syndrome we see," said Heather Turkopp, an occupational therapist and certified hand specialist at ... help. More serious cases are referred to an occupational therapist, who may use ultrasound to loosen scar ... Cleveland Clinic; Heather Turkopp, OTR, CHS, occupational therapist, certified hand specialist, William ...

AthletiCo Physical Therapy Partners with Arthritis Foundation

... and education on the benefits of physical and occupational therapy and preventative fitness solutions for ... and education on the benefits of physical and occupational therapy and preventative fitness solutions for ... be done to help them. AthletiCo has physical and occupational therapists who specialize in the treatment and ...

Graves' disease: Quality of life and occupational disability

... affected patients' psychological stresses and occupational disability (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(17): ... 250 patients about their attitudes to life, occupational problems, and impairments to their everyday ... were asked to report on the extent and type of occupational disability. 36% of affected persons were written ...

Howard Leight Introduces QuietDose(TM): In-Ear Dosimetry Measures Noise Exposure in Real-Time to Help Prevent Workplace Hearing Loss

... advance towards stopping the progression of occupational hearing loss and ensuring employer compliance ... said. "The result? Fewer documented cases of occupational hearing loss for employees, and fewer claims and ... "QuietDose can help halt the progression of occupational hearing loss," she said. In-Ear ...

Union Survey on Influenza Pandemic Finds Lack of Adequate Health and Safety Measures for Health Care Workers

... With no existing comprehensive federal occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard ... fundamental elements of protecting workers from occupational hazards. One-third of the facilities have ... health care workers who will be at some risk of occupational exposure to the pandemic flu virus. ...

NASA's 'COLBERT' Supplied by Wyle is Designed to Minimize House Calls

... and Human Research programs. Under the occupational Medicine occupational Health contract, Wyle provides clinical and occupational health care for NASA personnel and the astronaut ...

Occupational Therapists Use Sensory Integration to Help Autistic Children Find Fitting Social Behaviors

... ASD child's skills, challenges and occupations, occupational therapists can intervene to help the child select ... Sensory-based Integration Traditionally, occupational therapists focused on the child's fine and gross ... their shoes or work on their handwriting. Now, occupational therapists who specialize in ASD work with ...

Most Employers Underestimate Full Costs of Employee Health on Productivity

... The study, coordinated by the American College of occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the ... About ACOEM The American College of occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents nearly 5,000 physicians specializing in occupational and environmental medicine. Founded in 1916, ...

As Work Stress Rises, So May Depression

... said Marjo Sinokki, from the Finnish Institute of occupational Health in Turku, Finland, and the study's lead ... The report was published online April 8 in occupational and Environmental Medicine . For the study, ... Marjo Sinokki, Finnish Institute of occupational Health, Turku, Finland; Josh Klapow, Ph.D., ...

Home-Based Program Extends Seniors' Lives

... -- A home-based program for seniors that includes occupational and physical therapy, as well as some minor home ... and Health, and a professor in the department of occupational Therapy at the university. Gitlin said the ... treatment. The intervention group met with an occupational therapist five times, including at home and by ...

Occupational Therapy Practitioners Identify Early Signs Of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Help Families Participate In Daily Routines

... April is occupational Therapy, Autism Awareness Month. ... potential to achieve independence as an adult, occupational therapy practitioners can help. They can make a ... can then receive necessary support and services. occupational therapy practitioners help children and their ...

Study examines effect of heart surgery on employment

... Heart Disease compares the careers and long-term occupational successes of men and women who underwent surgery ... and hostility. The researchers believe the occupational differences apply to differing workforce ... optimism about patients' abilities to fulfill occupational demands. This may also include a shift ...

US Oncology Wins Three National Safety Council Awards

... a Safety Excellence Perfect Record Award in the occupational Safety & Health category from the Texas ... time US Oncology companies have received the occupational Excellence Award from the national organization's ... least 12 consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from ...

New Tool in the Radiography Approach Will Assist in Earlier Detection of Asbestos-Related Diseases

... in Detroit, MI, and chief of the Center for occupational and Environmental Medicine Wayne State ... Harbut, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Center for occupational and Environmental Medicine, is co-director of the ... Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Center for occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM) affiliated with ...

Veteran Astronaut Joins Wyle Business Development Staff in Houston

... and Human Research programs. Under the occupational Medicine and occupational Health contract, Wyle provides clinical and occupational health care for NASA personnel and the astronaut ...

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis takes action to prevent workers' exposure to food flavorings chemical

... Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for occupational exposure to food flavorings containing diacetyl. ... withdrawal will facilitate the Labor Department's occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) timely ... reference Docket Number 2008-0046. Under the occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are ...

Obesity linked to dangerous sleep apnea in truck drivers

... director of Lifespan's employee health and occupational services, is the study's lead author. He worked ... in the March 2009 edition of the Journal of occupational and Environmental Medicine . Parks says, "It is ... The study, published today by the Journal of occupational and Environmental Medicine , has significant ...

Nearing Centennial, Occupational Therapy Profession Launches New Brand

... Campaign to Educate Americans on Value of occupational Therapy and Important Role it Plays Across All ... MD (Vocus) March 5, 2009 -- The American occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced today a new ... new branding platform underscores the role the occupational therapy profession plays in helping individuals ...

Southeast Missouri Hospital Implements Chart Links Rehabilitation Software for Therapists

... and scheduling system by a team of 26 physical, occupational and speech therapists and assistants at ... associated with a patient's physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or audiology ... MO, offer a full scope of specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy services as well as orthopedic ...

Medibank Private and HSA Join to Create Better Health Solutions

... . HSA is one of Australia's leading providers of occupational and travel health services to government and ... and Australia's leading national provider of occupational and travel health services to government and ... offers a unique mix of services in the areas of occupational health, prevention and injury management, travel ...

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $1.2 million penalty to St. Louis area chemical repackaging and distribution company

... -- The U.S. Department of Labor's occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ... or plain indifference to the requirements of the occupational Safety and Health Act. Repeat violations are ... and proposed penalties before the independent occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Under ...

April 2009 Declared National Safe Handling Awareness Month

... an alert published by the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), "working with or near ... showed that there are links between nurses' occupational exposure to hazardous drugs and the health ... Month in an effort to raise awareness of the occupational risks associated with handling hazardous drugs ...

MU researcher demonstrates non-traditional therapy is effective as pain management

... for the study and chair of the Department of occupational Therapy and occupational Science in the MU School of Health Professions. ... of NCTT, McCormack studied 90 patients receiving occupational therapy post-surgery and divided them into an ...

New Occupational Therapy School and Career Resource on All Allied Health Schools

... students capitalize on exciting opportunities in occupational therapy. Seattle, WA ... students. Containing helpful information about occupational therapy jobs and education, the new resource ... for signs that the time is right to embark on occupational therapy degree programs need look no further ...

Recession-Proof Your Career: High Job Growth Expected for Rehab Therapists

... to increase demand for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and ... and nursing and include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and ... well overall, including Physical Therapist (6), occupational Therapist (18), Physical Therapy Assistant (44), ...

Blast overpressure is generated from the firing of weapons and may cause brain injury

... to blast. This study determines whether the occupational standards for the highest levels of blast ... the haubits and the anti-tank weapon exceeds the occupational standards for highest levels of blast exposure. ... military personnel. "This is of course an occupational question for Swedish Armed Forces. In light of ...

The Obama Cancer Plan Should Prioritize Prevention, Says Cancer Prevention Coalition

... program for the prevention of cancer caused by occupational or environmental exposures to carcinogens." ... MD Professor emeritus Environmental & occupational Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago ... and Chief of Service Environmental and occupational Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago ...

Seizing the day

... of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine show that occupational stress has no effect at all on the incidence of ... most employers avoid hiring epileptics. But occupational physicians have been asking for years, 'What are ... The last major study to investigate the risk of occupational stress on epilepsy, reported a few years ago by ...

A simple questionnaire to replace a doctor's exam

... Aviv University researcher Dr. Shlomo Moshe, an occupational physician from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine. ... on data collected during his experience as an occupational physician and from insurance companies, Dr. ... for employment. The test is so effective that occupational experts in America have been asking for a copy of ...

U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces new membership of OSHA advisory committee

... to the 12-person National Advisory Committee on occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). The committee, established under the occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the Secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs. "We ...

Point-of-Care Resource for Rehabilitation Therapists New from EBSCO Publishing, Providers of DynaMed and CINAHL

... Supports Clinical Decisions in Physical Therapy, occupational Therapy and Orthopedics ... accessible to thousands of physical & occupational therapists, orthopedists, and outpatient center ... are written and reviewed by in-house physical and occupational therapists. The information in the Clinical ...

A license to drive with ADHD

... driver's training program in collaboration with occupational therapy departments in affiliated Israeli ... their own clinical research to advances in occupational therapy, TAU researchers have merged the two ... is Dr. Navah Ratzon from TAU's Department of occupational Therapy. "There is no doubt in my mind," says Dr. ...

Wyle Key Part of Winning Team for Marshall Space Flight Center Occupational Health Services Contract

... Marshall Space Flight Center contract to provide occupational health services to site employees and ... protection. "We are very pleased to expand the occupational health services we currently provide to NASA ... reinforces our commitment to provide quality occupational health, medical, human performance, and ...

Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis

... TUESDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Adding occupational therapy to a structured exercise program ... Rheumatism , researchers investigated whether occupational therapy could benefit people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The occupational therapy program in this study was designed to ...

Spansion Wins Gold Award for Occupational Safety and Health in Malaysia

... 1) Award from the esteemed Malaysian Society for occupational Safety & Health (MSOSH) for achieving outstanding occupational safety and health performance. Spansion Penang ... as the winner for 2007 based on its superior occupational safety and health performance, standing out from ...
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