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Ginger – A Natural Substitute for a Baby Aspirin?

Natural Medicine Tip Daily intake of baby aspirin is commonly recommended to help prevent heart disease and even reduce the risk of cancer. Although aspirin is one of the safest over-the-counter drugs, it still has potential side effects such as…

Ergonomics: Case Study to Reduce Ergonomics-related Injuries & MSDs

Ergonomics-related injuries, including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by repetitive strains, continue to be a serious problem for employers. Ergonomics-related injuries account for more than a third of all workplace injuries involving missed work time, with an average absence of nine…

Wellness: Want to Lose Weight

…and Eat Healthier for the New Year? Here’s Tips on How to Increase Your Chances of Success Happy New Year from the entire WorkSaver Staff! It is well known that most people enter a new year with good intentions to…

Fitness for Duty: Two EEOC Discrimination Cases

1.) Unlawful HIV Medical Inquiry Case Diallo’s of Houston, a Houston-area nightclub and party venue, will pay $139,366 and furnish other relief as a result of an EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit. In its lawsuit, EEOC charged that Diallo’s violated federal…

Why Not Test Just the Injured Body Part for RTW Cases?

Fitness for Duty As to be expected WorkSaver is often asked questions about our fit-for-duty (FFD) testing process, policies and procedures. One question that occasionally comes up is regarding why WorkSaver evaluations perform an examination on the entire body of…

Back Pain and False Positives with MRI Examinations

Medical Tip Throughout our clinical career, Trevor and I have examined and treated numerous patients with low back pain (LBP) who were considering having back surgery when they did not actually need it. On many of those occasions, the basis…

The Ergonomic Risks of Arm Rests and Keyboards

Ergonomics Tip As ergonomic specialists, we have always warned office employees to avoid any computer work station set up that encourages, or forces, one to reach. The most common causes of reaching while working at computers are: The keyboard and/or…

Excessive Dietary Sugar – The Link of Alzheimer’s Disease

Excess sugar (hyperglycemia) is well known to be bad for us when it comes to diabetes and obesity, but a potential link between excessive sugar and Alzheimer’s disease may be another reason that we should be controlling our sugar intake…

Fit-for-Duty Lifting Tests – Predictors of Injury on the Job?

Job placement and return to work considerations are determined in many cases by the results of lifting capacity tests. Having sufficient strength to perform a job, particularly a labor-intensive job, has been a focus of many FFD tests in the…

Fit for Duty Testing-Why Identification of Pre-existing Impairments and Disability is Essential

Besides assessing the functional capacities of a person to ensure that an employee is physically able to perform the essential functions of a job, one of the primary functions of fitness-for-duty (FFD) tests, at least as practiced by WorkSaver Systems,…

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