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Got Water?

Water is one of the most important nutrients in our bodies. Blood is mostly water and muscles, lungs and brain contain a lot of water too. It makes up approximately 70 percent of our muscles and about 75 percent of our brains.

Kibby Named Chief Medical Officer of BarnesCare

Tom Kibby, MD, MPH, FACOEM, CIME, has been named chief medical officer of BarnesCare. Dr. Kibby has worked with BarnesCare since 2007 and has over 24 years of experience working in occupational medicine. “Dr. Kibby has worked closely with area employers providing expert care and consultation in workplace health and safety,” says Pat Venditti, executive director of BJC Corporate Health Services. “As chief medical officer, he will continue to focus on improving our quality of care and advancing our strategic vision.”

BarnesCare Now Offers Hair Alcohol Testing

Alcohol is the most abused substance in the world, and excessive use poses serious health and safety issues. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug use in the workplace costs employers approximately $81 billion in lost productivity. To help our client companies control these costs, BarnesCare is now providing hair alcohol testing.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of nerve, muscle, bone and brain disorders that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. PM&R is one of 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.


Cold stress: Working Safely in Winter Weather

Winter adds its own hazards to your regular safety concerns, so help your employees work safely in winter weather by training them to recognize and protect against its hazards.

Flu Shot Fact or Myth?

Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that can make you sick for a week or longer with coughing, fever, aching and more. It can lead to pneumonia and make existing health problems worse - like diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It also keeps you from bringing the virus home or to work to work and infecting others. There are some misconceptions about flu shots.

BarnesCare Moves Metro into Wellness High Gear
Metro Transit of St. Louis and BarnesCare have entered the fast lane of employee wellness. Corporate wellness coordinator Marissa Giuffre is BarnesCare’s on-site expert who is helping to drive culture change at the bi-state area’s major transportation provider.

What CMV Drivers Need to Know About the DOT Medical Examination at BarnesCare
Federal law requires that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) receive periodic physical examinations. This examination is defined in regulation as the “Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examination.” The purpose of the examination is to “detect the presence of physical, mental, or organic defects of such a character and extent as to affect the applicant’s ability to operate a commercial vehicle safely.”

The Importance of Workplace Wellness
“The wealth of business depends on the health of workers.” 
-- Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization


The relationship between employee health and individual and organizational performance is more crucial than ever before. The facts are sobering. Tobacco use, physical inactivity and obesity are creating challenging road blocks for businesses, individuals and medical providers.
Body Substance Exposure Hotline
Workers are exposed to many hazards in the workplace. One of the most disconcerting is exposure to infectious diseases. The risks for workers who come in contact with blood and body fluids include, but are not limited to, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. The potential for exposure is increasing. Each year in the United States, an estimated 78,000 people become infected with Hepatitis B. There are approximately 25,000 new Hepatitis C infections, with 2.9 million people chronically infected and 40,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. annually.

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