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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. Finding A Pain Specialist — April 24, 2017
  2. Botox Injection Therapy For Pain — April 15, 2017
  3. Cannabis Evaluations — February 17, 2017
  4. NYC Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic Opens — December 8, 2016
  5. Pain clinic opens in White Plains, NY — October 5, 2016

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Jan 19

Workers’ comp prescription drug reform takes first step in Senate

A reform of workers’ compensation prescription drug benefits being aggressively lobbied by just about every business group in the state passed the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Thursday morning. But not before some heated rhetoric and testy back-and-forths that call into question the bill’s future. Lambasting doctors that upcharge insurers as much as 600 …

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Jan 19

Children in Low-Income Manhattan Neighborhoods More Likely To Be Hit By Cars

By Kate Hinds | 01/19/2012 – 5:15 pm Children under 18 account for 43% of car crash victims in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood. But just a few blocks south, in the moneyed Upper East Side, the same age group accounts for less than 15% of neighborhood car crash victims. That’s the conclusion of the new …

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Jan 19

KAPL workers push for union

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) — Citing pay freezes and employee benefit losses, technicians and specialists at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in New York are seeking to join a union. “Under the Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Knolls Atomic Power Lab has experienced many changes that have resulted in less efficient operations, poor morale, pay freezes …

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Jan 16

Man Denied Workers Compensation; Marijuana Led to Accident

Submitted by NORML on Jan 13, 2012 An Arkansas Court of Appeals decided to deny a workers compensation award to an employee because they say his marijuana use contributed to the explosion that burned him. Greg Prock was working for Bull Shoals Landing Marina when he and a coworker were asked to remove the tops …

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Jan 11

Practicing Safe Yoga — 5 Tips to Avoid Injuries

Can yoga wreck your body? A recent article in the New York Times argues that it can, quoting the increase of yoga-related injuries in recent years as the number of yoga practitioners has soared. Indeed, the number of yoga injuries treated in emergency rooms or doctors’ offices rose to 5,500 in 2007, according to the …

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Jan 11

NY Workers Compensation Reforms

In 2007, the New York Legislature unanimously passed sweeping reforms to the states workers compensation laws. Included among the reforms was a requirement that insurers deposit the present value of permanent partial disability awards into the New York Workers Compensation Aggregate Trust Fund. Injured workers will then be paid by the trust fund instead of …

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Jan 11

Colin Hoobler: Shoulder exercises take time to master

Dear Colin: I’m 33 years old and tired of having shoulder pain. After nine months and multiple tests (MRI, X-ray), my doctor diagnosed me with “impingement syndrome” and referred me to physical therapy. It helped a little, but the worst part is the 20 exercises I’m supposed to do at home. The PT says all …

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Jan 10

Worker injured on break entitled to workers comp benefits: Court

ALBANY, N.Y.—A car salesperson injured while driving to retrieve spaghetti dinners on a break is entitled to workers compensation benefits, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday. The claimant in Richard Potter Jr. vs. Paolozzi Imports Inc. suffered an injury while driving his personal car after receiving a supervisor’s permission to leave work briefly. Mr. …

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Jan 10

Court reporter can receive workers comp benefits for on-the-job aneurysm

ALBANY, N.Y.—A court reporter’s brain aneurysm should be presumed compensable because she collapsed at her high-stress job, even though there were no witnesses, a New York court has ruled. The New York State Unified Court System failed to prove that Vanessa Richman’s ruptured aneurysm was unrelated to her work, according to a unanimous decision last …

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Jan 09

Workers compensation market pricing slowly beginning to firm

After years of declining workers compensation rates, experts say the comp market is slowly starting to firm—though most say the languid economy is still holding prices relatively steady. Renewal prices for most workers comp policies have stayed flat or increased less than 10% on average nationwide, said Pamela F. Ferrandino, casualty practice leader, placement for …

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