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Date registered: August 25, 2010

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Specialist Media and PR initiatives at Health Plus Management.

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  1. Cannabis Evaluations — February 17, 2017
  2. NYC Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic Opens — December 8, 2016
  3. Pain clinic opens in White Plains, NY — October 5, 2016
  4. Is Your Physician Board Certified? — September 6, 2016
  5. Common Pain Complaints — July 14, 2016

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  1. State Reduces Opioid Prescriptions in Workers’ Comp Cases — 1 comment

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Nov 30

Workers’ Compensation System’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

The state-based workers’ compensation system has evolved and survived for 100 years but it could face tough challenges in the coming years as the country struggles to dig itself out of the deep recession. The recession has caused an “unprecedented disruption of the labor market” that will have widespread and long-term effects, according to a …

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Nov 30

House approves workers’ comp reforms

The House on Tuesday passed a bipartisan bill that would overhaul federal workers’ compensation programs for the first time in almost 40 years and make it easier to catch cheats. HR 2465, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act, would give the Labor Department more power to identify employees who illegally work elsewhere while …

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Nov 29

Zynga’s Tough Culture Risks a Talent Drain

Former employees of Zynga describe a demanding workplace that includes loud outbursts by its chief, Mark Pincus. Zynga’s chief executive, Mark Pincus, got an earful from employees last month. In dozens of e-mails to a companywide list, frustrated workers complained about the long hours and stressful deadline periods. The quarterly staff survey solicited 1,600 responses, …

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Nov 29

Comp prevents birth defects suit for worker’s son

in Texas, the exclusivity provision bars a suit claiming that injuries to a worker’s child were caused by the worker’s exposure to toxic substances in the workplace. Case name: Peters v. Texas Instruments Inc., No. 10C-06-043 JRJ (Del. Super. Ct. 09/30/11). Ruling: Applying Texas law, the Delaware Superior Court dismissed a worker’s suit alleging that …

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Nov 28

MTA was worried about rising injury rate on LIRR tunnel project before falling concrete hit a worker

Officials had concerns about the increasing number of injuries on a Long Island Rail Road tunnel construction before a chunk of falling concrete killed a sandhog. Sandhogs are urban miners who brave the dark, damp conditions far beneath New York City to build tunnels for sewer, water and transportation. Historically, tunnel excavation and construction has …

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Nov 28

Brooklyn cyclists continue to rip through Prospect Park at unsafe speeds despite crackdown

Bike riders and pedestrians in Prospect Park. Daily News reporter used radar to check speed of riders which was between 7-29 mph. The fastest was on the down hill slope. Pedestrians have been hit by cyclists and seriously injured. Two women were nearly killed in collisions with bicyclists in Prospect Park in the last six …

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Nov 28

How practices can make room for mobility

More than 40 million Americans have a disability, and about 24% of them use mobility aids. Experts offer tips to improve care for these patients. By Christine S. Moyer, amednews staff. Posted Nov. 28, 2011. Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, has not been weighed in nearly two decades. The last measurement was taken when she …

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Nov 28

Workers’ comp carriers ask for hike

After rocketing up the ranks of the states where workers’ compensation insurance costs the most, Connecticut’s rates could climb higher in 2012. The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. (NCCI), which represents workers’ compensation carriers, petitioned to hike a key formula used to determine rates by 4.5 percent next year in Connecticut on average for …

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Nov 25

Holding injured workers hostage, just without a gun

Re: “WCB hostage-taker sentenced to 11 years; Gunman gets double credit for time served,” Nov. 23. I was totally astonished to hear that Patrick Clayton got 11 years for the hostage-taking at the WCB office in Edmonton. Some of the Workers’ Compensation Board employees wrote impact statements to the court, with regards to the situation, …

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Nov 25

N.Y. court reinforces workers’ comp. law dictating claims payments

The New York Court of Appeals ruled against insurers in six separate cases Nov. 15 by upholding a law requiring private insurers to deposit payments for some workers’ compensation benefits into state trust funds. The 6-0 ruling applies to six cases involving workers who were injured before the law, the New York Workers’ Compensation Reform …

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