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Workplace

Company pays workers to get fit - CNN (video)

KFOR takes a look at what two Oklahoma companies are doing to get their workers to lose weight.

- overall wellness knowledge will bring long term results at a cost saving perspective and also better health for the employees.
- seeing changes in employee health, you have to create the environment for the employee to be healthy.

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Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about how easy it can be to exercise during long workdays - CBSNEWS (video)

- sitting on a ball is called active sitting and works the core muscles.
- sitting on a ball "demands good posture".

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Doctors of Charity Hospital reflect on the struggles they faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - CNN (video)

The doctors of Charity Hospital reflect on the struggles they faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The struggles or nightmare that hosptial staff and patients faced after Hurricane Katrina.

- A song "we are all a part of God's body".

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One out of three doctors didn't report colleagues they believed were "impaired or incompetent" to authorities - Reuters (article link)

- 36% didn't completely agree that it was their responsibility to report these colleagues in every case.
- 17% of doctors said they had known of a colleague who was impaired or incompetent in the last three years, but 1/3 of those did nothing about it.
- The American Medical Association (AMA) has a policy stating that doctors are ethically bound to report colleagues they believe are unfit to practice.

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Q&A: What is Metabolic Syndrome - (news flash)

Metabolic syndrome refers to a collection of risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke -- including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides. -- The syndrome is typically diagnosed when a person has 3 or more of those conditions -- found that it can double the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Certain lines of work like the transportation industry are linked to increased risk of metabolic syndrome - Reuters (article link)

- For the transportation industry the work itself remained linked to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
- The finding is in line with past studies, higher rates of heart disease and stroke among transportation workers.
- Factors such as irregular work schedules, poorer sleep habits, job stress -- might explain the link between transportation work and metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome overall U.S. risk 22%; Writers, artists, entertainers, scientists, engineers 8-9%; doctors, health professionals 12%; Transportation industry, construction 25%; Farm industry, food service 30%.

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A pharmaceutical corporation fined $250 million in sex bias case - MSNBC (video)

A New York Federal Jury hit the drug company Novartis with a multi-million dollar damage verdict Wednesday in the largest gender discrimination suit of its kind.

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Facebook; Employers go online to check up on employee prospects featuring Obama warning to think before you post - MSNBC (video)

Being savvy about the practical uses, and pitfalls, of social media is becoming increasingly important as employers go online to check up on what their workers and prospective hires are up to. Career expert Nicole Williams explains why more and more people are taking a "less is more" approach to their online lives.

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Checklist helps surgical teams avoid mistakes and cuts deaths by more than half during urgent surgery - Reuters (article link)

- The number of surgical complications fell by more than a 1/3.
- Washing your hands -- saved Michigan State more than $100 million and 1500 lives over 1.5 year.
- 8 different hospitals tested around the world -- urgent surgery -- deaths dropped by almost 2/3.
- Study introduced by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008 -- Safe Surgery Saves Lives program.

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Caffeine might help some shift workers make fewer errors - CBC (article link)

- Sleepiness is thought to increase the risk of traffic collisions, injuries on the job and medical errors.
- "It seems reasonable to assume that reduced errors are associated with fewer injuries, although we cannot quantify such a reduction,"
- The trials suggested caffeine improved memory, orientation and attention.

Read more: Caffeine might help some shift workers make fewer errors - CBC (article link)

Fire officials are looking to protect their front-line workers against toxic materials or toxic blazes - CBC (article link)

Emergency workers from the city are meeting this week with firefighters from around the world as part of the Ottawa Fire Symposium at Carleton University.

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Workplace rants on social media like Facebook are headache for companies - CNN (article link)

- Compliance firms say more companies complain about work rants on social media.
- Posting work gripes on Facebook could be grounds for firing, employment attorneys say.
- One woman who was the subject of his offensive comments believed she had been sexually harassed at work.

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The Province of Ontario Canada wants to make workplace bullying against the law in June – CNN (video)

- Identifying certain types of behavior that are unacceptable and contrary to a statute.
- Part of a trend and a big shift in what is considered acceptable workplace behavior.

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One in nine Canadians has been or come close to being homeless, a study released by the Salvation Army suggests. - CBC News (article link)

Overall, "homelessness is either a real or near threat" for millions of Canadians and getting worse, the report, titled "Poverty shouldn't be a life sentence," concluded.
- Levels were highest in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,
- Levels were lowest in Newfoundland and Quebec,

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How to make Homelessness part of the Dark Ages, by eliminating any incentives for its existence. – (news flash)

- Homelessness combine with psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment has been used as a weapon, the homelessness weapon.
- By eliminating the use of Homelessness as a weapon and one of the incentives for its existence for a start, it makes it easier to make Homelessness a part of the Dark Ages if there is no incentive, hidden reason, or use for its existence.

Do not participate in psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment to cause someone to have a burnout, it is a crime. - (news flash)

- Do not participate in psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment to cause someone harm or to wear them out and cause a burnout, it is a crime.
- This is linked to letting others change your behavior in a negative way.
- Many participate under pressure from others such as management and others simply because they assume they can get away with a crime.
- Changing your behavior in a way to harm others is not constructive or positive for you psychologically and it can also make you vulnerable to prosecution, which is linked to fear and manipulation.

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Work-related burnout can lead to inflammatory processes, which plays a key role in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease and other inflammatory-linked illness – Eureka Alert! (article link)

According to a new study from the Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), women who experience job burnout and men who experience depression were found to have increased levels of two inflammation biomarkers – fibrinogen and C-reactive protein (CRP). Both of these biomarkers have been associated in numerous studies, with an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease and stroke, over and above the conventional risk factors like blood lipids and glucose.
- Blood levels of CRP and fibrinogen concentrations were used to measure levels of micro-inflammation.
- Fibrinogen is a blood-clotting factor that responds to vascular and tissue injury and CRP is a complex set of proteins produced when the body is dealing with a major infection or trauma.

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Homelessness and the Homelessness Weapon; the decades old practice of driving a person to homelessness through psychological harassment and psychological warfare – (news flash)

Homelessness and the Homelessness Weapon; the existence of the decades old practice of driving a person to homelessness through psychological harassment and psychological warfare is still denied today by the medical community and governments.
- Homelessness has been used as a hidden weapon in modern society and this fact is still denied by the medical community and governments.
- The homelessness weapon is linked to the denial of the existence of psychological harassment or psychological warfare along with the effects of high levels of stress on the body and brain.
- Advanced Technology or Sound Technology is also claimed to be used to accelerate the homelessness weapon and prevent exposure in modern society.

Dan Aykroyd driven to homelessness intentionally - YouTube (video)

Psychological manipulation, psychological harassment, criminal psychological harassment, stress, sleep deprivation, and homelessness are "invisible" weapons used in today's modern society.

The same psychological manipulation tactics and desires are combined with advances in technology from flashing computer screens to sound distortions and harassment with the goal to discredit victims and drive them to homelessness.

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Work stress associated with adverse mental and physical health outcomes in police officers - EurekaAlert (article link)

- Work stress was significantly associated with adverse outcomes, including depression and intimate partner abuse.
- Of these, lack of organizational fairness and job dissatisfaction were most strongly correlated with self-reported perceived work stress
- One interesting finding from this study was that officers reporting high work stress and who relied on avoidant coping mechanisms were more than 14 times more likely to report anxiety and more than nine times more likely to report burnout than were officers who did not rely on avoidance as a coping strategy

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