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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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Oct 19

When the Nurse Wants to Be Called ‘Doctor’

NASHVILLE — With pain in her right ear, Sue Cassidy went to a clinic. The doctor, wearing a white lab coat with a stethoscope in one pocket, introduced herself. “Hi. I’m Dr. Patti McCarver, and I’m your nurse,” she said. And with that, Dr. McCarver stuck a scope in Ms. Cassidy’s ear, noticed a buildup …

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Oct 19

Workers’ Compensation Market Outlook Still Grim: A.M. Best

The U.S. workers’ compensation insurance segment continued to face competitive pricing, further rate decreases, weak macroeconomic factors, growing medical costs and an uptick in claim frequency during 2010. As a result, premium volume declined and underwriting results deteriorated yet again, reported A.M. Best. While the line is still dealing with the same issues in 2011, …

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Oct 17

Workers compensation rates hiked by more states

Insurers seek price increases after tough years October 16, 2011 – 6:00am More states are approving workers compensation rate increases this year as insurer results deteriorate amid rising injury expenses and the Great Recession’s hammering of employer payrolls. Advertisement   Read more in the Workers Comp Channel What’s This? Workers Comp News and analysis about …

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Oct 17

N.Y. Laborers Local Takes a Stand at Liberty Plaza

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 Alexander Reed Kelly Mike Hellstrom (left) worked his way up to union leadership after beginning as a rank-and-file member. Mike Hellstrom, a construction and private sanitation worker for more than two decades, has been involved in union work for 27 years, and he’s tired of watching his friends and colleagues lose their …

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Oct 14

Disparities in Quality of Life Found Following Workers’ Compensation Claims

St. Louis—Pain can prove costly for individuals already dealing with financial woes and problems at home, a new study has found. According to research published in the August issue of Spine (2011;26:1402-1409), blacks, the working poor and people younger than 35 years old are more likely to suffer from financial problems and domestic issues after …

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Oct 14

Occupied Or Not, Wall Street Is Sagging

By Andrew J. Hawkins The banks may have been bailed out – as Occupy Wall Street protesters are fond of chanting – but they are projected to earn lower profits, lose more jobs and dole out fewer sky-high bonuses for the remaining months of 2011, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says in a report out today. …

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Oct 14

N.Y. Laborers Local Takes a Stand at Liberty Plaza

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 Alexander Reed Kelly Mike Hellstrom (left) worked his way up to union leadership after beginning as a rank-and-file member. Mike Hellstrom, a construction and private sanitation worker for more than two decades, has been involved in union work for 27 years, and he’s tired of watching his friends and colleagues lose their …

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Oct 10

Hearings Begin On Changes To No-Fault Auto Insurance

In Lansing, a state House panel began hearings on proposed auto insurance changes today. Dozens of people in wheelchairs who sustained injuries from car accidents packed into the room to ask lawmakers not to change the state’s no-fault law. The measure before the committee would allow drivers to choose lower rates by reducing their level …

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Oct 10

Workers’ comp case upheld in cellphone-related crash

The Virginia Court of Appeals has reaffirmed a $4,000 worker’s compensation award to a Virginia nurse who crashed her car while checking a cellphone. The case started in November 2009 when on-call hospice nurse Donna Turpin was driving at night in mountainous Southwest Virginia and noticed a flash on her personal cellphone, which was tucked …

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Oct 10

Majority of American Workers Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Their Boss, According to Adecco Survey

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As the jobless rate continues to hover around 9 percent and the economy struggles to improve, American workers indicate their relationship with their boss is strong and positive. Seventy-eight percent of employed Americans feel their boss would “go to bat” for them if their job were on the …

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