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New Sleep Study Criteria Adopted for DOT Exams

BarnesCare has adopted new Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Review Board recommendations on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening for drivers.  Beginning immediately, BarnesCare providers performing DOT certification examinations will include the newly recommended criteria to help determine if a driver should seek further medical evaluation for OSA. 

Oral Fluid Drug Testing to Replace Witnessed Non-DOT Urine Drug Tests at BarnesCare

Effective April 1, BarnesCare will exclusively use the Intercept Oral Fluid Drug Test for all non-DOT tests that require a witnessed collection. The oral fluid test will become BarnesCare’s standard testing method for all non-DOT witnessed testing, eliminating the need for a same-sex observer, which is required for urine collections.

Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

Terrorist acts occur unpredictably, making it impossible to protect yourself absolutely. The first and best protection is to avoid travel to areas where there has been a persistent record of terrorist attacks or kidnappings.

Cool Shades of Summer

When summer begins, many of us make the annual trek to the mall to find a stylish pair of shades. Mary Migneco, OD, a Washington University School of Medicine optometrist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, offers the following tips when purchasing prescription or non-prescription shades

Pertussis - Serious but Preventable
The national trend of high rates of pertussis among adolescents suggests early waning of immunity from acellular vaccines. Nevertheless, pertussis vaccination remains the single most effective strategy for prevention of infection.
Drug and Alcohol Use by Employed Adults
Among unemployed adults aged 18 or older in 2012, 18.1 percent were current illicit drug users, which was higher than the rates of 8.9 percent for those who were employed full time and 12.5 percent for those who were employed part time.
The BarnesCare web site - now an even BETTER tool!
When you have workplace health needs, you know that one click to www.BarnesCare.com can answer all your questions.
Keep Your Eye on Good Health

Your eyes are an important part of your health.

BarnesCare Welcomes New Staff

BarnesCare is pleased to welcome two new staff members.

Protect Your Employees With On-Site Flu Shots
The single best way to protect against the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.
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