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Opioids: President, federal officials highlight efforts to combat epidemic

This week, at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit hosted here, the federal government came under the news spotlight—for the many federal agencies countering the country’s opioid epidemic, and for the many federal statistics cited on the catastrophe’s massive costs to individuals, families and the economy

VA continues nationwide campaign to prevent suicide

VA expands its fight to prevent suicides by veterans and is enlisting towns and cities in a nationwide campaign.

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New bill supports medical marijuana research for vets

House lawmakers this week advanced a bill that would push the Department of Veterans Affairs to do more research into the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana.

Thinking about calling in sick?

Nobody wants to be a repeat offender for calling in sick, but you also to be safe and consider your job security, so when should you really call in?

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Are you in a stressful career?

You don’t have to be a law enforcement officer, work in a hazardous environment or have a job that has heavy physical and high-risk demands to be in a stressful career, many occupations you might not think of can be just as stressful.

What you eat linked to TV viewing habits

People who watch less TV have better eating habits; at least that’s what researchers from University of Oklahoma found in a study.

Study: Workplace wellness programs not working out

Costly workplace wellness programs are not having the effect on employees’ well-being that employers had hoped for, new research finds.

It’s flu season; drink more wine

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are giving people a new reason to have a glass of merlot—it can prevent severe flu.

FMLA’s 25th anniversary prompts new leave legislation

Twenty-five years ago this month, then President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill that requires certain employers to provide unpaid medical leave to employees, and on its anniversary, new legislation has been introduced that would create a program to make that leave paid.

Is your work schedule making you fat?

Working the night shift typically comes with extra pay as a perk. But shift workers also get something unintended and unwanted—an increased risk of obesity.

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