Category Archive: News

Apr 27

DecisionUR Expands to Include New York and California Treatment Guidelines

Utilization Review Software for Workers’ Compensation Will Integrate Reed Group’s MDGuidelines With New York Treatment Guidelines & ACOEM portion of California MTUS Guidelines DecisionUR (DUR) announced today that its web-based workers’ compensation utilization review software will now include the New York Treatment Guidelines as well as the ACOEM portion of the California MTUS treatment guidelines. …

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Apr 25

Judge tosses worker’s suit over NYC office bedbugs

(AP) – 2 days ago NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a former TV news staffer’s pioneering lawsuit over bedbug bites she got at her New York City office. Jane Clark’s lawyer said Friday she planned to appeal the ruling. Clark says bedbug bites at work forced her to leave her Fox News …

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Apr 20

Balancing the Ethical Challenges of Workers’ Compensation Cases

The relationship between physician and patient is one of the oldest and most protected bonds. However, in the often complicated situation of treating an occupational illness or injury, the private relationship becomes more public with the additional agendas of an employer and an administrator. Keeping the ultimate goal of improving patients’ conditions in mind can …

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Apr 15

Driver Who Struck Off-Duty Cop Pleads Not Guilty

Rachel Kingston Reporting rkingston@entercom.com Buffalo, NY (WBEN) — Anthony Thompson, the man accused of causing a car crash that seriously injured an off-duty Buffalo Police officer, has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges lodged against him. Thompson was arraigned Wednesday in State Supreme Court. Judge Penny Wolfgang set Thompson’s bail at $500,000. Thompson, 22, …

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Apr 15

NYC Bicyclists May Face New Laws, Challenges

While a proposal to register all bikes in New York City may be dead in the water, bicyclists face real hazards on city streets, at a time when bike commuting has doubled. April 15, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — An editorial in the New York Post gave City Councilman Eric Ulrich a “Knucklehead Award” for his proposal …

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Apr 15

Injuries and rehab in sports: Wrist strains

What is a Wrist Strain? Wrist injuries are a more common problem among athletes. They are common because people have a natural instinct to put their hands out for support when they are falling to catch themselves. In doing this the wrist can be twisted, often with sudden force, and an injury, such as a …

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Apr 14

Some wounded soldiers choose amputation

WASHINGTON — Army 1st Sgt. William “Mike” Leonard found himself mourning the left leg that he had agonized for months about keeping. It was in December, just weeks before he would have doctors cut it off. By Garrett Hubbard, USA TODAY 1st Sgt. Mike Leonard works with his Physical Therapy Technician Spc. Nick Peterson at …

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Apr 14

Kids should ride rear-facing longer, U.S. doctors say

Child safety expert Kimberlee Mitchell, right, installs a car seat for Kennedy Word, 8 months, as father Kendall Word, looks on during a car seat check hosted by Dorel Juvenile Group, AAA, and the New York City Department of Transportation in New York, Friday, July 16, 2010. (David Goldman / AP Images for Dorel Juvenile …

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Apr 14

Automobile Accident Advice

Automobile accidents occur frequently in New York. This is largely due to the enormous traffic conditions and rushing around that commuters are faced with every day. Whether one is trying to get to work on time or home to loved ones, rarely is the driving experience one of relaxation. Many distractions cause motorists to take …

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Apr 13

Shocking Discovery for Joint Relief

(Cambridge, MA) – Millions of Americans suffer with joint health issues. Every movement your body makes puts pressure on your joints. Over time this wear and tear can lead to discomfort, inflammation, and sometimes more serious issues. Your joints age over time and like the rest of your body, they require comfort and support. For …

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