Category: Healthcare Industry News

Can Childhood Factors Predict Your Adult Back Pain?

September 26, 2019

Back pain is a commonly reported health problem worldwide. Pain is indeed a disability for many people, and it causes major activity limitations and work absences. Living with pain can […]


A New Mental Fitness App Developed For Veterans

September 23, 2019

The VA and IBM team up to help support veterans transitioning to civilian life. IBM recently partnered with the Veterans Affairs Department to develop a new mobile app aimed at […]


Update For Physicians Treating Injured Workers in California

September 17, 2019

DWC launches a new online education course that’s free Yesterday the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) launched an updated free online module to help educate medical doctors, chiropractors, nurses who […]


Study Examines How Health Insurance May Affect Outcomes Of Injured Workers

September 6, 2019

Many studies have examined whether access to health insurance impacts workers’ incentives to file a claim for work comp injuries.  However, there have not been extensive studies that examine what […]


Opioid Crisis Update – Public Safety Alert in San Diego

August 20, 2019

Officials Warn: “Fentanyl Crisis Raging in San Diego” Earlier this month the U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer issued a Public Safety Alert that a lethal strain of fentanyl designed to look […]


Wearable Technology: What impact does it have on Workers Compensation?

August 15, 2019

NCCI examines the effect wearables have in the workplace In today’s tech-driven world, more and more people are staying connected and tracking data via wearable devices.  This include everything from […]


Orthopedic Surgeons Suggest Increased Collaboration For Hip-Spine Pathology

July 26, 2019

“The belief that the spine moves independently of the pelvis and hip has been disproved in recent years as researchers repeatedly identified important connections between the alignment of the spinal […]


When’s The Best Time For Work Disability Intervention?

July 12, 2019

Researchers question the long-held notion of the subacute injury phase to be the “golden hour” for return to work interventions. When treating work-related injuries, when is the best time to […]


Can A Relaxation App Reduce The Frequency Of Migraines?

June 18, 2019

According to a recent study, the answer is yes. First, a little background: June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), and many people do not know how prevalent migraines […]


Follow-Up to Proposed Pain Care Policy Changes

June 12, 2019

Final Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations Earlier this year, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) released a draft report for […]