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2011-06-16 06:22:00

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study suggests that while medication adherence is a critical element in reducing the impact of illness, employers should view it as just one of multiple components that are needed in strategic employee disease-management initiatives. The study, published this week in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), suggests that individual health risks and comorbidity - that is, the presence of more than one chronic disease -...

2009-04-13 11:06:00

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Poor health among workers is far costlier to U.S. employers than they realize, impacting their profitability and undercutting the nation's overall productivity, according to a major study published this week in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). The multi-year study of ten organizations employing more than 150,000 workers indicates that employers who focus only on medical and pharmacy costs in...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) today published new medical treatment guidelines for providing care to workers with chronic pain. The new guidelines, which represent the latest chapter in ACOEM's comprehensive publication Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines, are available online now; in September a print version will be available. More than 200 recommendations for chronic pain are outlined in the new...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.