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Landmark Bill Offering Protections To Workers In California’s Gig Economy Heads To Governor’s Desk

Sep 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“These so-called gig companies present themselves as the innovative future of tomorrow," said state Sen. María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles). "A future where companies don’t pay Social Security or Medicare, workers' compensation or unemployment insurance.” Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was initially on the fence, endorsed the bill earlier this month and has committed to signing...
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Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

Aug 26, 2019 , Reuters
Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic....
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Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO

Aug 24, 2019 , Reuters
Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....
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Big Blue Cross Plan Hires Social Workers To Address Determinants

Aug 22, 2019 , Forbes
One of the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans is hiring dozens of social workers at centers it owns across Florida where the insurer wants to educate and connect health plan enrollees to more than just medical...
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Most Training Programs For Workers Lacking Skills Show Little Success. This One Was Different.

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A program geared toward helping train workers to better position themselves for jobs has found success where others failed. One of the lessons learned, though, is that it takes a lot of investment to do so. In other industry and staffing news, a company that allows health care employers to post job openings for temporary doctors and travel nurses plans to...
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State Highlights: Workers, Patients From Closed D.C. Area Women’s Hospital Look Back On ‘Cutting Edge’ Treatment; Virginia Communities Work On Ways To Keep Mentally Ill Out Of Court Systems

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from the District Of Columbia, Virginia, Washington, Kansas, California, Ohio, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and...
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New York Police Commissioner Declares Mental Health Emergency As Spike In Officers’ Suicides Continues

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Also, Mayor Bill de Blasio reached out by talking about his father's suicide and encouraging officers to get help. In related news, suicides among TSA workers and a push for a three-digit prevention...
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Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness

Aug 17, 2019 , Reuters
Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health regulators, a Canadian study suggests....
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State Highlights: Shortage Of Elder Care Workers In Maine Is Warning To Nation; States Like Indiana Install ‘Baby Boxes’

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news about health issues around the country, including in Maine, Indiana, Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montana, New York, Florida, New Hampshire, California and...
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The U.K. Healthcare And Tourism Sectors Are Reliant On Foreign Workers And Threatened By Brexit

Aug 16, 2019 , Forbes
The U.K. Office for National Statistics has released research into how many migrants work in the country's tourism and healthcare sectors. With non-British people representing a large proportion of both industries, there are concerns about staffing shortages after the U.K. leaves the European...
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Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers: WHO

Aug 15, 2019 , Reuters
Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday....
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Threat Of Kaiser Permanente Strike Grows As California Union Overwhelmingly Approves Vote

Aug 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The California union is the largest in a national coalition involved in contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente, and the first to OK a future strike that could involve up to 80,000 workers. In other health care industry labor news: health care, research and technical employees at the University of California vote to ratify a new contract after two years of negotiations and work...
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As Environment Heats Up, Working, Playing Shifts To Dawn, Dusk In Phoenix When It’s Slightly Cooler

Aug 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Phoenix is a good example of how cities will need to adapt as temperatures rise. Zoos are opening earlier in the day. Hikes are encouraged once the sun has started to lower. Workers have learned to work at night on outdoor projects. Other news reports offer tips on how to protect yourself from polluted air....
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Opioid Crisis Prompts Law Enforcement, Libraries To Embrace Experimental Solutions

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A controversial program in western Massachusetts designates a wing of the county jail for court-ordered addiction treatment for men who have not committed a crime. Meanwhile, a number of libraries nationwide add social workers to their staffs to help the growing number of patrons with drug addiction or mental illness. In other news on the drug epidemic: an alleged online opioid drug dealer goes on...
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Supermarkets near home, fast-food along commute tied to obesity

Aug 08, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People with more supermarkets and grocery stores close to home and workers who pass more fast food restaurants on their commute have higher odds of being overweight or obese, a U.S. study suggests....
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No-Tobacco Policy for New Workers in Ohio City

Aug 03, 2019 , WebMD
There will be no random testing for nicotine or tobacco. Workers hired after July 15 will be tested only for "reasonable...
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8 ways to land your organization’s message through video

Aug 02, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Seating top-tier bosses around a table and letting them maunder about the company mission just won’t do. Find front-line workers in their element, prep them well, and start rolling. When communicators create videos, their first impulse might be to gather the top executives in a conference room and have them talk about the company’s work. […] The post 8 ways to land your organization’s message through video appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Despite Their Importance, Many Nursing Homes Lack Social Workers

Jul 27, 2019 , Forbes
Why many nursing homes don't adequately staff up with social...
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Your Posture Is Awful. Here's How To Fix It.

Jul 24, 2019 , Forbes
Poor posture is not just common in office workers, but can lead to significant health issues. Jono Bacon, a leading community and collaboration strategy consultant and author, provides pragmatic recommendations for identifying and fixing poor...
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USDA's plan to relocate research agencies to the Midwest unleashes a brain drain

Jul 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
Two critical federal research agencies are being gutted after workers refused to relocate to the...
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