Courts Debate Over When Workers Comp Covers Carpal Tunnel

October 30, 2013- Workers’ comp laws vary by state, but often those laws require an employee to file for benefits within a certain period of time after being injured. But with cumulative trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, pinpointing the date of injury is trickier.

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Final Rules Issued For FDA-Approved Mobile Medical Apps

October 28, 2013- Two years after releasing draft guidance in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed regulating any mobile application deemed to be a medical device, new rules have been announced.


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Life on Earth Could End In 1.75 Billion Years – Or Sooner

October 25, 2013- The Huffington Post reports on a new study that says Earth will not be habitable somewhere between 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years from now – as long as an asteroid strike, climate change, or something else doesn’t impact the planet sooner.

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Study Shows Clean Energy Is Most Cost-Effective Way To Power U.S.

October 24, 2013- A new study finds that it costs less to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in.

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A Toxic Food Chain, Forged of Mine Metal

October 23, 2013- A recent study reveals more evidence that eating seafood from areas near contaminated sites may put humans at risk.

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How to Prepare For and Respond to Flooding

October 18, 2013- Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. and can quickly turn into catastrophes.

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Poll Finds Americans Confused By Health-Care Changes

October 16, 2013- There’s been much confusion lately over the new health-care law and what it means for most Americans. The Washington Post reports that more than six in 10 Americans say they do not have the information needed to understand the changes the law will bring, according to the Washington Post-ABC poll.

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New Blood Test For Viral Infections Set to Reduce Rampant Antibiotic Use

October 14, 2013- The results of a new blood test suggest the possibility of a new tool to help doctors determine early on whether a respiratory infection is viral or bacterial.

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Roads and Rage Account For 58% of All Work-Related Fatalities

October 11, 2013- There were 4,383 fatal work injuries recorded in the U.S. in 2012 -- down from 4,693 fatalities in 2011, according to a preliminary report by The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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New Web Tool Improves Access to Chemical Safety Information

October 10, 2013- The EPA recently launched ChemView, a new web tool that makes it easier to access chemical-specific regulatory information developed by EPA, as well as data submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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"Mind-Body-Vehicle"-Themed Campaign Promotes Work-Related Safe Driving

October 7, 2013- Employers are being encouraged to help promote safe driving and reduce on-the-job highway fatalities with a targeted campaign entitled Drive Safely Work Week.

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Environmental Leaders Tell Obama to Reject Deal on Keystone XL Pipeline

October 4, 2013- The Huffington Post reports that leaders from 25 environmental and climate action groups sent an open letter to President Obama urging him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and avoid "deal-making" with the Canadian government.

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Agencies Offer Advice for Women-Owned Contractors

October 3, 2013- The Defense Department and other government agencies recently gave advice and words of encouragement to women-owned small business contractors.

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