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Life-Long Learner Earns Health Coach Certification
The National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC) has awarded the certification of health coach to Diane Palmer, RN, MPH. For Palmer, BarnesCare’s director of clinic operations, the certification is another step in her life-long journey of learning. “I pursued the certification for personal and professional reasons,” says Palmer. “I am passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and want to learn as much as I can. What I learned by studying for the certification will help me in both my personal and professional life. 


Essential Function Testing Reduces Costs
In an effort to better manage injuries and workers’ compensation claims within the Barnes-Jewish Hospital transport department, a team was assembled to conduct a study. The study called for investigating the plausibility of implementing Essential Function Testing for transport employee-candidates. The team was made up of staff members from throughout the organization, including workers’ compensation administration, occupational health and ergonomics. 

Kibby Awarded Prestigious Status of Fellow
Thomas B. Kibby, MD, MPH, CIME, FACOEM, has been elevated to the status of fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He has earned this recognition through his active participation in the organization and through his contributions to the field of occupational and environmental medicine. 

Random Testing Deters Abusers
A comprehensive substance abuse testing program is your organization's best resource in maintaining the highest standards for employee safety, health and productivity. Random substance abuse testing can be an effective part of any program. Random testing is defined as the unannounced selection of candidates each having an equal probability or occurrence of being selected to be tested. 

Anger in the Workplace: Creating Awareness, Taking Action
When it comes to the workplace, the tongue can be a wand or a weapon. Whether it is used to help or hurt, both can have long-lasting effects. 

Causation Analysis: Five Things Your Occupational Health Provider Should Know
When a patient visits a medical provider, a number of questions must be answered: What is the diagnosis? How serious is it? What should be done about it? 

Update Your BarnesCare Account
Have you changed workers' compensation insurance carriers or third-party administrators recently? Has any of your company contact information changed? If so, it only takes a moment to update your company information in our medical information system -- and it may save you time later.

Prevention is Good Business
The facts are sobering. Missouri has an uninsured population of approximately 877,000 (about 15 percent of the state’s population). More than 30 percent of Missourians are now obese, and the diabetes rate is nearing 10 percent. And while decreasing, about 21 percent of the state’s residents still smoke. Health care costs are on the rise, creating challenging road blocks for businesses, individuals and providers. Although the United States spends more money than any other nation on health care, our citizens are not healthier. 

Miener Earns Certification
Congratulations to Karen Miener, RN, CCM, COHN-S, who has earned certification as an occupational health nurse specialist.
Quit Smoking Now - the Great American Smokeout
Each year on the third Thursday of November, communities all over the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. During this event, smokers are challenged to quit using tobacco for at least 24 hours.



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