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Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries

...ion, Arlington, Va., for NIST, considered workers' compensation payments and other insured medical expenses, including long-term care; lost productivity and administrative costs of insurance. It also factored in labor costs of investigating injuries, along with the hours required for data collection, report writi...

Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery

...rges due to this pressure, and as a result of this compensation the patient may not experience symptoms initially. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include fatigue, exhaustion, light-headedness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Mitral regurgitation of moderate degree or more is frequent, particu...

Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

...ic impact in terms of both worker absenteeism and compensation claims there is no universally accepted therapy. Mild cases are usually left untreated. Moderate cases may be treated with local injections of corticosteroids, if patients fail to respond to splinting and anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. I...

Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians

...upon race and age, to work that focuses on workers compensation claims among Caucasians and African Americans. Commentary by Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1989-93, and Barry A. Eagel, MD discuss the history of health and health care disparities in the Unite...

Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds

...he poor should receive equal medical treatment and compensation for occupational back pain. It's actually cheaper...ack injuries receive less medical care and smaller compensation packages than Caucasians. "We looked at the relationship between their satisfaction with the proce...

Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency

..." report would lead to increases in efficiency and compensation for family physicians, improved quality of care an... same family physicians could increase their total compensation by up to 26 percent by working the same number of hours as before. "In larger numbers than ever, fa...

'Sobering' disparity: African-Americans receive less compensation for job-related back injuries

...money spent on their medical care and receive less compensation for their injuries than Caucasians, according to a Saint Louis University study in the December issue of Pain. "The implications of these differences are sobering," said Raymond C. Tait, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at Saint Louis University Scho...

Rehabilitation professionals in nationwide survey cite barriers to assistive technology transfer

...ciety's need for technology, as well as inadequate compensation and benefits. Lack of collaboration Three-quarters agree that people with disabilities have some, but not enough, input during the development of assistive technology. 5% say people with disabilities have virtually no input at all. Nearly tw...

IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan

...incentives, risk reduction, liability protections, compensation for injury, intellectual property rights, tax credits for research, and a guaranteed federal purchase plan. Funding: IDSA believes that the Administration's request of $100 million for pandemic influenza activities in fiscal years 2004-2005 seriou...

Old dogs, new tricks?

...o read, adult brains change in different ways with compensation and recovery working in concert. "People in this study showed us that it may never be too late for adults who want to improve their reading skills," said Dr. Lynn Flowers from Wake Forest University, the senior author who has followed this group of...

Research identifies patent barriers to drug importation schemes

... an assistant professor of business law. "Although compensation for takings may not match all of the relief a patent owner may receive under the Patent Act, the liability could be significant enough to throw a wrench into the state importation schemes." Cahoy adds that drug importation supported by the feder...

Women who early in life care for elderly parents are at higher risk of poverty later

...trategy for sharing costs is to provide government compensation to family members who have assumed the role of caregiver, especially to low-income caregivers. Donato and Wakabayashi acknowledge that such changes represent a considerable expense for federal and local governments. "But without this intervention, mo...

Envisat's rainbow vision detects ground moving at pace fingernails grow

... the spacecraft was so precise that no topographic compensation was required, representing a formidable operational achievement for Envisat. "Our Flight Dynamics team have computed an accuracy of 93 cm using precise orbit determination results from DORIS (Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by S...

Tobacco sponsorship of Formula One must stop, say health experts

...ns to Formula One. Others have effectively offered compensation for lost advertising opportunities in order to prevent the loss of coveted national races. These unfortunate practices reduce the financial incentives for teams to find alternative sponsors, exacerbated by the FIA's recent abandonment of its earlier ...

Psychological factors may be root of back pain, say Stanford researchers

...those with neither. A history of disputed workers' compensation claims also predicted future back pain. Meanwhile,... said. Some insurance companies and state workers' compensation funds are already balking at paying for surgery to treat nonspecific back pain associated with psych...

Language 'center' of brain shifts with age

...the decrease among older subjects perhaps reflects compensation for age-related loss of functional capacity."...

Physicians, patients must work together on new electronic relationships

...nd Sands write. A chief concern too is the lack of compensation for time spent handling e-mail inquiries. Surveys found two-thirds of physicians would use e-mail if they were paid for the time involved, and the authors note than insurers and health plans at the urging of the American Medical Association and the ...

Drug companies are top health care lobbyists

...ct virtually all aspects of health care, including compensation for goods and services, licensing and oversight, and research priorities. The investigators found that a total of 1192 organizations were involved in health care lobbying. Individual organizations with the highest lobbying expenditures included the...

Researchers to design intervention for work-related injury

... employers $20 billion per year in direct worker's compensation expenses and additional costs in lost productivity. Although preventing the damage from happening in the first place, or primary intervention, would be ideal, typically patients don't report WMSDs to their doctors until they are experiencing symptoms...

Ten percent of employees experience work-family conflict

... informed about the work schedule well in advance, compensation for overtime, and the possibility to take a day off if necessary were found to considerably reduce the risk of a conflict. As work time arrangements can in principle be changed, they form an important starting point for preventing or reducing work-h...

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