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How to Get the Most out of Work Conditioning

Life may seem difficult, discouraging, and painful after you suffer a work-related injury and cannot work. Fortunately, workers’ compensation is there while you heal from your injuries and get well. Part of your recovery may include work conditioning or work hardening, a rehabilitation program that helps speed your return to work. Work conditioning treatment aims…

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Workplace Elbow Hyperextension: Prevention and Treatment

An injury occurs in an American workplace about every seven seconds. This makes it important to always wear your designated safety gear while at work and report any workplace hazards to your supervisor. However, even the best safety gear in a completely OSHA compliant workplace cannot prevent all injuries. One of the most common types…

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Sprains and Strains at Work

Sprains and strains along with other neuromusculoskeletal system injuries account for nearly two-thirds of work related accidents. The occupations with the overall greatest number of injuries are laborers, material movers, tractor-trailer truck drivers, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants. What causes work injuries affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system? Work injuries such as sprains are frequently caused by:…

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Huesos que duelen (Spanish Only)

Ricardo Goncebat Todas las personas, independientemente de su edad o sexo, pueden padecer esta enfermedad, aunque la incidencia es mayor en mujeres con una proporción de 3 a 1 y afecta principalmente a población comprendida entre los 30 y los 50 años. El diagnóstico y tratamiento precoces son las mejores y únicas armas de las…

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Lower Back Pain

If you are suffering from acute low back pain, try the following: * Rest * Avoid sitting * Apply ice to the affected area Low back pain can be caused by lifestyle, trauma, work, or a medical condition. If the pain persists, it is important to seek a diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractic care is an…

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4 Simple Tips for Backpack Safety

Here are are four simple steps to help you select a backpack that is best fit for your child and tips on how it should be worn: Look for a backpack that is the right size and distributes weight evenly on the back. Avoid “messenger bag” style book bags. The maximum weight that should be…

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Rotator Cuff Injuries Are Treatable

ROCKVILLE, Md., — Injuries to the rotator cuff are treatable, but it is unclear which treatment option – surgery or nonsurgical treatments such as exercise or medication – is best, according to a new comparative effectiveness report published by HHS´ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Tears to the shoulder´s rotator cuff, which is composed…

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Tenga una columna saludable (Spanish Only)

Una actividad cotidiana como caminar por 30 minutos puede tener una gran influencia en la espalda. Comience en forma lenta y gradual para entrar en calor a los músculos. Consulte con su doctor antes de hacer ejercicios para saber si hay alguna contraindicación. No sólo debe ejercitar su espalda también los músculos abdominales deben ser…

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Latina Housekeeper Injuries Spotlighted at OSHA Summit

HOUSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Nearly 50 hotel housekeepers from across the country are traveling to Houston this week to participate in OSHA´s National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety, a national conference sponsored by OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Housekeepers are participating in the Summit…

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Se multiplican operaciones de rodilla (Spanish Only)

ANN ARBOR, Michigan. — La rodilla de John Birko tenía osteoatritis, dolía y limitaba seriamente sus actividades diarias. Y aunque su rodilla se sentía como si tuviese 80 años de edad Birko tenía solo 49. Al igual que muchos de los “baby boomers” –los nacidos en Estados Unidos entre 1946 y 1964- Birko no tenía…

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