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Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped glandular organ found at the base of the neck below the Adam's apple. As a part of the body's endocrine system, this gland secretes hormones that contribute to the... (Read on)

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As more states vote to allow recreational use of marijuana, employers may be rightfully confused about the differences between how recreational and medical marijuana are regulated... (Read on)
The 3 Key Health Effects of Occupational Noise Exposure

Information on the most important negative health effects of noise exposure in the workplace.
Medical Marijuana Law Differences and Contradictions

State and federal laws differ on the legality of use of medical marijuana.
Encouraging Employees to Achieve Healthy Eating and Fitness Goals in the Workplace

The importance of encouraging healthy lifestyles in the workplace and how to help employees stay healthy.
The Importance of Setting Up Ergonomic Workstations for Office Workers

Discussion on the importance of assisting employers with recognizing ergonomic issues in the workplace and providing tools to assist with designing an ergonomic workstation.
When To Use A Functional Capacity Evaluation

Explanation of the types of Functional Capacity Evaluations and their benefits.
Medical marijuana

List of the top Twitter feeds to follow in order to stay up to date on Marijuana laws.
8 Things Employers Should Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

8 points that employers should know about DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.
Oral Fluid, Urine, and Hair Testing: What's the Difference?

Details and discussion of how oral fluid drug testing, urine drug testing, and hair drug testing differ.
Managing Opioids in the Workplace

Information on opioids in the workplace and how to deal with its effects.
OSHA's New Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule 2016

Details and explanation of OSHA's new recordkeeping and reporting rule.
Dealing With Type 2 Diabetes in the Workplace

Discussion of how to deal with Type 2 Diabetes in the workplace to the benefit of both employees and the company.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

Discussion and explanation of the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for employers.
State Drug Testing Laws: What Should Employers Know?

Information employers need to know about state level drug testing laws.
What drugs are part of a non-DOT 5 panel drug test?

Details on what drugs are included on a non-DOT 5 panel drug test.
Hair Follicle Drug Testing 101

Details on what hair follicle drug testing is, what it can detect, how much it costs, and whether it can be cheated.
The Importance of Determining an Employee's Pre-Existing Injuries

Reasons why pre-employment determination of injuries a worker has before joining your company are important.
Eight Best Practices for Background Screening

Discussion of the rules and benefits surrounding background screening of potential employees during the hiring process.
The Top Twitter Feeds About Workplace Drug Testing to Follow on Twitter

For those in the testing industry, here’s your chance to learn all about workplace drug testing from some of the top Twitter feeds posting about this topic.
POCT vs. Lab Testing: What is the Difference?

Discussion of how POCT and lab drug testing are different.
The Importance of a Good Drug and Alcohol Policy in the Workplace

Employers should have a good drug and alcohol policy for the workplace to to address safety concerns and liability.
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Defraud is a legal term meaning to purposefully plan to mislead another person in order to gain financially from the deception, or to cause material damage to... Read more

A health savings account (HSA) is one of several types of so-called health spending accounts. Each type of spending account has different characteristics and... Read more

A wellness visit is a general medical visit. This medical visit is usually with the patient's primary care physician. Usually, a person will see his or her doctor... Read more

A sexual offense is a felony crime where the perpetrator commits a sexual act against another person's will or upon a person incapable of consent due to diminished... Read more

Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are a host of disruptive sleeping patterns that interfere with the normal, sleep/wake cycle that normally occurs in a twenty-four... Read more
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