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August 2012

Increasing Pertussis Cases in Missouri
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has issued a Health Advisory reporting increasing pertussis Cases in Missouri. The DHSS has been observing a substantial rise in the numbers of reported pertussis cases in Missouri in recent months. This increase is consistent with the 2012 national pertussis trend. A gradual and sustained increase of this cyclical endemic disease has led to year-to-date case counts in the United States surpassing those from the previous five years for the same period.  Read More >
Also In This Issue
DOT Medical Guidelines: Cardiovascular Disease
Specific guidelines for individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease are clearly defined. DOT recognizes three conditions, including different certification implications for each.
Five Ways to Fight Obesity in the Workplace
Obesity is a contributing cause of many health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer, some of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
BarnesCare Offers On-Site Flu Shots
BarnesCare makes it easy for you and your employees to get vaccinated with on-site flu clinics.

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