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The Importance of Eye Safety
Every day, about 2,000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. About one-third of the injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days of lost work. 

Oral Fluid Drug Testing at BarnesCare
BarnesCare offers a practical and reliable alternative to urine drug testing. The Intercept oral fluid test can be collected anytime, anywhere, with no need for special collection facilities. The Intercept oral fluid test is a laboratory-based test for the most common drugs of abuse: marijuana, cocaine, opiates, PCP and amphetamines (including methamphetamine and ecstasy). 

Working Under the Influence: An Accident Waiting to Happen
Did you know nearly 1 in 10 American adults and teenagers have a drug and/or alcohol dependence problem? That one person could be your neighbor, cousin, teenager's best friend or even your co-worker. Odds are that you know someone who is currently struggling with alcoholism or drug abuse.
Around-the Clock Occupational Medicine with BJC 24-7
A work-related injury or exposure can be an unsettling experience for individuals, their families and their employers. It’s good to know that the professionals at BJC HealthCare share a round-the-clock commitment to patients who require work-related injury treatment -- as well as the employers that direct their care. BJC providers believe that quality care and communication is key to every patient and employer experience -- and should not be dependent upon the time and date of the injury. 

DOT Medical Guidelines: Cardiovascular Disease
The Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examination is highly regulated and has potentially serious consequences for the driver, the examiner and the public. DOT medical guidelines outline health criteria commercial vehicle drivers must meet to qualify for certification. Specific guidelines for individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease are clearly defined. DOT recognizes three conditions, including different certification implications for each. This often causes confusion for drivers and their employers leading to delays in certification. The following is a summary of each cardiovascular condition and the rule it carries for certification. 

Five Ways to Fight Obesity in the Workplace
The obesity epidemic has affected every part of the United States. In every state, more than 15% of adults are obese, and in nine states, over 30% of adults are obese. 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. The medical care costs of obesity are staggering. Recent estimates of annual medical costs are as high as $147 billion. 

The Facts About Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccines
Many people are confused by the vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Here are the facts to help you determine which vaccine you need. 
DOT Medical Guidelines: Diabetes

The Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examination is very highly regulated as illness complications can have serious consequences for the driver, the examiner, and the general public. DOT medical guidelines outline the health criteria that commercial vehicle drivers must meet to qualify for certification. One health condition that is closely reviewed by the DOT is diabetes. Individuals with known or suspected diabetes are required to provide specific medical information to the DOT-certifying physician regarding diabetic control. The DOT definition of diabetic control often causes confusion for individuals seeking certification, as well as their employers. The following information provides answers to common questions and clears up misconceptions about diabetes and DOT certification.

DOT Medical Examiner Certification 1
BarnesCare medical team leads the way with new certification requirement.
DOT Medical Examiner Certification
BarnesCare medical team leads the way with new certification requirement.
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