Tag: "employee" at medical news
UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants
...acoast." Still in an R&D phase, Xemed has only one employee
besides Hersman, but in the next three years he envisions hiring three or four more to help hand-build polarizers. The company would probably not sell them, said Hersman, but rather provide annual service agreements to provide polarized xenon on site...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...NHLBI. Co-author Annalouise R. Assaf, Ph.D., is an employee
of Pfizer Inc. Editorial: Leukocyte Count in Vascular Risk Prediction In an editorial accompanying this study, Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., of the University of Vermont, Colchester, Vt., suggests that "several issues must be considered when interpret...
eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members
...ntries. eDocAmerica charges a low monthly fee per employee
for a company's eligible employees or members. Th...rd-party administrators, and other health care and employee
Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers
... 1 to 4. Professor Green said: "The most satisfied employee
is one who is in a secure job, with a high level of individual discretion and participation in decision-making, but not requiring highly intensive work effort. They will be well-matched to their job in terms of both qualifications and hours of work, ...
Public interest advocates question NIH Enhanced Access policy
...sure that any paper which bears the name of an NIH employee
is posted immediately in PubMed Central." Johnson and other members of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access have long argued that there is no legitimate reason for NIH funded research to be withheld from taxpayers for any longer than is absolutely necess...
Multiple therapies curb declining ability to learn with age
...on of this paper: investigator Steven Zicker is an employee
of Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., which has commercialized the antioxidant fortified food used in the study....
Surgical treatment of migraines reduces sick days and increases employee productivity ASPS study
...erican businesses is staggering due to the loss of employee
time and productivity each year," said ASPS member...y, patients only missed 1.2 days per month and the employee
out of pocket expense for annual treatment was reduced from approximately $7,612 to $925. Plastic su...
Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning
...njoyment and satisfaction on the job, which boosts employee
performance, said Judge, whose results are publish...motions experienced at work have repercussions for employee
behavior on the job, such as helping other employees and customers. Fortunately, most surveys revea...
The brain science behind 'A beautiful mind'
... employer who can use an "inspector" to catch the employee
has the goal of spending as little as possible on...r the balance of working and shirking requires the employee
to work a lot or permits him to shirk a lot (based on how often the employer uses the inspector), th...
Researchers seek solutions to impending U.S. long-term care facility staffing crisis
CHAPEL HILL National studies have shown employee
turnover at nursing homes and other long-term care...d evaluating what approaches work best in boosting employee
retention." Among needed improvements an earlier UNC demonstration project known as "Win a Ste...
New word for on-the-job health problem: 'presenteeism'
...THACA, N.Y. -- Industry's productivity losses from employee
absenteeism due to illness have been well and freq...y found that hypertension costs employers $392 per employee
annually, heart disease $368, mental health problems $348, arthritis $327 and allergies $271. Goetze...
Strategies could make for safer shift changes at hospitals
... questioning. In all four industries, the outgoing employee
met with his or her replacement before leaving. Th...the previous shift's events, and gave the incoming employee
the opportunity to ask questions."That strategy may seem obvious, but healthcare workers don't often...
Post-mortem drug test errors
...nts. Companies may try to shift the blame onto the employee
by claiming they were under the influence of drugs when the accident happened. But what if a conviction largely rested on this formula? In 2001, an Arizona court found Brian Eftenoff guilty of murdering his wife, Judi. The forensic expert for the pro...
The future of drug development
...the NIH, or through "bottom up" mechanisms such as employee
contributions to competitive intermediates that fund R&D--analogous to pension funds--or through other approaches. Such a system would reduce the influence of intellectual property rights, and lead to much greater openness in the area of drug resea...
Patients are less satisfied with better company doctor
...of an unfavourable prognosis are a higher age, the employee
being pessimistic about the length of absence, an ...re on four occasions and the company doctor of the employee
concerned registered what happened during the consultations. Using this information, the researcher ...
Retention study might aid nursing home worker shortage
..." says Pillemer. "We desperately need creative new employee
development and retention programs that truly work and are cost effective." To test whether retention specialists are the answer, the researchers will collect data from CNAs in the 32 facilities at the onset of the study and then six and 12 months la...
Poor health affects business bottom line, says HHS
...lized a significant return on their investments in employee
health, receiving an average of $3.14 in benefits for every dollar spent on the programs. The bulk of the study stressed the need to change individual attitudes and behaviors, calling them "the root cause of chronic conditions." But the report also a...
Consumer-driven health care research findings released
...tion. In consumer-driven plans, employers allot an employee
a given amount of money toward personal care or a ...he next year's pool, creating a greater amount the employee
could spend. Parente, Christianson and Feldman's studies focus on Minneapolis-based Definity Health...
NSF considers alternatives for treating ill South Pole worker
... medical facilities are available. The patient, an employee
of Raytheon Polar Services Co. (RPSC), of Centennial, Colo., NSF's Antarctic logistics contractor, has requested anonymity. NSF is honoring that request. The specifics of the patient's condition are being kept confidential. The illness is not contag...
Health insurance scams leave thousands with large medical debts and no coverage
...federal ERISA statute, which governs regulation of employee
benefits, to help states shut down phony operators that hide behind ERISA exemptions to insurance laws. Give the Department of Labor greater authority to shut down unauthorized plans and seize assets to pay medical claims and protect victims. Stren...
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