Study Finds Higher Injury Rates Among Young U.S. Workers Post-Marijuana Legalization

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March 19, 2024 from DATAC With the expansion of recreational cannabis legalization in different jurisdictions, such as U.S. states and Canadian provinces, recent research is shedding light on the wider implications it has on workplace safety and public health. This compilation of recent studies from both countries provides insights into the impact of legislative changes […]

Using IMEs in Employee Disability Decisions

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Employee disability determinations play a crucial role in ensuring workplace health and safety, affecting the physical and mental well-being of employees as well as the overall efficiency of businesses. These determinations frequently require intricate assessments in which Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) play a crucial role. This article explores the application, challenges, and significant benefits of […]

Quitting Smoking Before Turning 40 Can Reduce Mortality Risk to That of Nonsmokers

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March 11, 2024, from Medscape Smoking remains a persistent global health issue, causing significant harm to individuals across the world. Shockingly, a quarter of deaths among middle-aged adults in Europe and North America can be directly linked to this harmful habit. However, amid intensified efforts to combat smoking, there is a ray of hope. New […]

Canadian Employees Look to Improve Their Health Using Workplace Benefits

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March 28, 2024, from Benefits Canada The pursuit of well-being has become a common objective among Canadians in today’s fast-paced society, especially at work. The current state of employee well-being in Canada is revealed by a report written by Canadian market research company Environics Research on behalf of Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.   As per […]

Mega Malpractice Awards

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February 2, 2024, from Medscape Over the past few years, there have been numerous high-value malpractice verdicts that have garnered significant attention in the United States. These verdicts have prompted discussions and debates within the healthcare sector. The far-reaching consequences of these substantial awards, commonly known as “nuclear verdicts,” have implications that go well beyond […]