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Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today released a new technical assistance fact sheet on legal requirements relating to admitting individuals with HIV or AIDS to occupational training schools and granting state licensure in occupations such as ba...

Graves' disease: Quality of life and occupational disability

One in 2 patients with Graves' disease suffers impairments to their everyday lives. In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International, Katharina Ponto and coauthors, from Mainz University, describe affected patients' psychological stresses and occupational disability (Dtsch Arztebl Int...

Nearing Centennial, Occupational Therapy Profession Launches New Brand

Campaign to Educate Americans on Value of Occupational Therapy and Important Role it Plays Across All Ages. Bethesda, MD (Vocus) March 5, 2009 -- The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced today a new nationwide initiative designed to help educate th...

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

All Allied Health Schools helps students capitalize on exciting opportunities in occupational therapy. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- All Allied Health Schools announces the launch of their latest resource center for health students. Containing helpful informa...

U.S. Department of Labor pays $4.5 billion in benefits under Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has paid more than $4.5 billion to 48,072 individuals under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical bene...

Nurses: Command Spanish Online's Occupational Spanish Language Course Accepted for Credit by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

PETAL, Miss., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A partnership between Command Spanish(R), Inc. and ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC, one of the country's leading providers of nursing education, makes the two companies co-providers of job-specific Spanish language instruction for nurses. The instruction bein...

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

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is a key partner in the winning team awarded the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center contract to provide occupational health services to site employees and contractors. The five year contract, valued at up to $24 million, is due to begin on Nov. 1...

Spansion Wins Gold Award for Occupational Safety and Health in Malaysia

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN ), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced its subsidiary, Spansion (Penang) Sdn. Bhd., has been honored with the 2007 MSOSH OSH Gold (Class 1) Award from the esteemed M...

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Expand its Federal Occupational Healthcare Services

Corporation to Provide Clinical Services Across the U.S. ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) announced today that the corporation received a 5-year, single-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth up to $56.7 mill...

New Vitamin Company Caters to Occupational Health Concerns

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- When Brett Waslefsky's wife said her job was making her sick, she meant it literally. As a school teacher, the stresses of the job, as well as a germ-filled environment, were making it difficult for her to stay healthy. With this casual conversation, a n...

Metal Trades Dept. Calls for Oversight Hearings Into Operations of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP)

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department (MTD) is calling for congressional oversight hearings to investigate the failure of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) to provide adequate benefits to nuclear weapons worker...

OSHA Seeking Nominations for National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today in the Federal Register that nominations are being accepted for persons to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. T...

Dave Perbix Named Vice President, Occupational Health Sales and Marketing for Kaiser Permanente

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has announced the appointment of Dave Perbix as vice president, Occupational Health Sales and Marketing. He joined Kaiser Permanente in November 2007. In his role, Perbix is responsible for overseeing KP's Occupational Health Sales a...

Employers Occupational Health, Inc. Receives URAC Case Management Accreditation

RENO, Nev., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Employers Occupational Health, Inc., one of the companies of EMPLOYERS(R) (NYSE: EIG ), announced today that it has been awarded Case Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishe...

Brown Mackie College - Indianapolis Announces New Degree Program in Occupational Therapy

Students Being Accepted Now for Classes Beginning January 2008 INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Mackie College - Indianapolis today introduces an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant. This program joins Brown Mackie College - Indianapolis' growi...

PA Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference Still Accepting Registrations

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the largest annual health and safety conferences on the East Coast, Pennsylvania's 81st Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, is just around the corner and there's still time to register. The two-day conference, Oct. 1...

Stroke Patients Benefited by Occupational Therapy

Stroke patients are benefited by occupational therapy which helps them recover their ability to take care of themselves and keeping them independent// longer, according to a new scientific review of the best available data. Lead author of the study Dr. Lynn Legg of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in...

The Hazard of Occupational Asthma

United Kingdom: Many of Britain’s workers frequently report sick due to respiratory problems, and it is estimated that nearly 1500 to 3000 people develop// occupational asthma every year. Prolonged exposure to dust or substances called "respiratory sensitizers" can trigger occupational asthma. ...

Immune response in Occupational metal fume inhaling workers

Professor Keith Palmer and his team from Southampton General Hospital, studied the inflammatory response in occupational metal fume inhaling workers.// The research work is aimed at studying the environmental risk of developing infections and diseases due to occupational exposure to metal fume. ...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

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

DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program

...ionally and socially," states Ginny Girten, supervisor of the pediatric program at Marianjoy. "Parents look to Marianjoy for our exceptional physical, occupational and speech therapies. They then enroll their children into our group classes to help practice the hands-on skills, reinforcing what they've already be...

Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

...initions such as education and income." "The recent credit crunch will have health implications for private households. While income, education and occupational status are frequently used in definitions of socioeconomic status, levels of debt are not usually considered," Munster added in a journal news release...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

...t Ensign (TM) The Ensign Group, Inc.'s operating subsidiaries provide a broad spectrum of skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and other rehabilitative and healthcare services for both long-term residents and short-stay rehabilitation patients at 70 care ...

State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety

...e 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. "Profess...aid Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and occupational Affairs Basil L. Merenda. Governor Edward...

DSM Announces SafeBridge(R) Potent Compound Safety Certification

...ation: www.dsm.com SafeBridge Consultants, Inc. The premier occupational health and safety consulting firm to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and ... the Potent Compound Safety Triangle(TM) of services in industrial hygiene, occupational toxicology and industrial hygiene analytical chemistry to over 400 business...

Access to America's Orthopaedic Services Act of 2009 Introduced in the Senate

...to conduct studies on the causes of severe trauma to extremities resulting from vehicular crashes. Additionally, the legislation requires the National occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to promote a coordinated effort to collect information on causes of workplace musculoskeletal injuries in an effort to develop ...

National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

...on Inc. (ONR), located in Austin, TX and one of the nation's leading contract rehabilitation therapy companies providing a complete range of physical, occupational and speech therapy to skilled nursing facilities and a member of CoCares. "This administrative rule will trigger instability in the long term care wo...

Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

...dauer's website for 90 days. About Landauer Landauer is the world's leading provider of technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. For more than 50 years, the Company has provided complete radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical an...

Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk

... at McGill's Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and occupational Health. "We compared people who drank heavily to our reference group, who a...t de Montral. The researchers used data originally collected for a large occupational cancer study conducted in Montreal in the 1980s. The information was a trea...

Nurses Choose Exergen TemporalScanner(TM) Thermometer as 'Most Valuable Product' in Annual Industry Survey

...s in the U.S." From hundreds of nominations, Therapy Times compiled a slate of products used in the therapeutic fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology/audiology, nutrition, respiratory therapy, musical therapy and nursing. Professionals in each therapeutic area sel...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...ic Westacott Foundation, Eric sits on the board of Next Steps Foundation and assists with developing curriculum for Washington University's Program in occupational Therapy. He is President of the Board for Adventures on Wheels, a charity dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to mobility impaired children. A...

National Coalition of Front-Line Skilled Nursing Clinicians: Bipartisan Momentum to Stop CMS Medicare Regulation, Subsequent Funding Cuts, Grows in Congress

...urse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC); the National Rural Health Association (NRHA); the American Association of Nurse Executives (AANEX); the American occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); the American Society of Health Care Administration Executives (ASHCAE); ...

Physicians Prompt Care Health Clinic Opens in Orland Park JEWEL-OSCO(R)

...n patients and treat a variety of maladies, including coughs and colds, fractures, sprains, headaches and eye injuries. In addition, drug and alcohol occupational health testing and physical exams needed for work, school and sports camps will be available at the in-store clinic. And because the clinic will be s...

Mt. Lebanon Comes Alive Saturday, August 8th with ULTRAparty

...teelers and Penguins items. The Autism Center of Pittsburgh, the only facility in Western Pennsylvania that offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychological evaluations and parent support and information all in one place, will benefit from ULTRAparty . One of its three locations i...

Nitrous gases and zinc in the crosshairs

...Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs at the beginning of July. After thorough scientific testing, it will be used to make recommendations on occupational health. In addition to the MAK values, the list also shows the concentration of a substance in the body to which a person can be exposed during his or...

Central DuPage Hospital Ranks 35th in Orthopaedics in U.S. News Media Group's 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals

...secutive years. The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the CDH medic...

Premier Visiting Nurse Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology

...ces available while enabling patients to remain in their own home. The Premier's team includes nurses, certified home care aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, medical social workers and medical nutritionists. Care teams work in partnership with each patient's physic...

The Ensign Group Announces Appointment of Healthcare Industry Leader to Board of Directors

... The Ensign Group, Inc.'s independent operating subsidiaries provide a broad spectrum of skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and other rehabilitative and healthcare services for both long-term residents and short-stay rehabilitation patients at 70 facil...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

...on The Institute of Medicine has the full report. SOURCES: Richard A. Fenske, Ph.D., associate chair, Environmental and occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle; Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D., professor, environmental medicine, Universit...

Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

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