Jump Start Your Wellness Program with Biometric Screens

Workplace screenings help employees learn and understand their health measurements and risks. They can be a great way to kick off a new wellness initiative or an annual offering to engage employees and remind them that their health is important to your organization.

Nurse Practitioners Add Value

Nurse practitioners practice in a variety of ambulatory, acute and long term care settings -- including occupational health. At BarnesCare, nurse practitioners are key players in a collaborative practice with physicians, physical and occupational therapists and other health care professionals.

Essential Function Testing Helps Companies Hire Smarter

More companies are finding essential function tests (EFTs) can be a cost-effective and necessary step in their hiring process. EFTs help ensure that candidates are able to meet the requirements of a job, reducing the likelihood of injury.

How to Prepare for Your DOT Medical Exam

Help your employees make their DOT physical exam as efficient as possible with these reminders from BarnesCare's certified medical examiners.

BarnesCare's Diabetes Education Program Helps Workers' Health

Over the past two years, BarnesCare's diabetes education program has been instrumental in helping employees reach goals such as losing weight, preventing a diagnosis of diabetes or improving the outcomes of their conditions.  

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.