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A COVID-19 WFH (Retro-Pro)Spective

Employers enacted BCP with HR and IT moving PDQ from WAO to WFH for COVID-19 … SMH. The world is filled with acronyms but the most important one right now, for every employer, is WFH (work from home). Because of shelter-in-place restrictions to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19, what used to be optional and selective …
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Complex Problems <> Simple Solution

Originally published on WorkersCompensation.com’s Experts View on May 4, 2020 Healthcare is complicated. Healthcare delivered as part of a workers’ compensation claim is even more complicated, for manifold reasons. But stakeholders often do not act as that’s the case because they look for a simple solution to complex problems. For those with the problem (in …
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The Age of Tele-Everything

(originally published on WorkersCompensation.com’s Experts View on April 16, 2020) New habits form within 21 days. That time has passed (and then some) during the societal freeze of shelter-in-place related to the novel coronavirus. This tumultuous time has exacerbated existing issues and accelerated trends for entire countries, individual companies and industries like workers’ compensation. Because …
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Drug Policy in the World of Sports

This week I have two articles to share about drug policies in professional sports. The first article is about the rules around marijuana use in the MLB and the second article is about potential new rules in the NFL. With the widespread legalization of marijuana across the country and the dangers of some opioids, it …
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The Brain’s Plasticity

This week I want to share two articles about the brain and its incredible adaptation to life. The first article is about how the brain can change with regular aerobic exercise. The second article is about how childhood trauma changes your brain but not necessarily forever. As I’ve stated often, the brain is the most …
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Medicine: Good and bad news

This week I have two articles to share with you about drugs. The first article is about how to properly dispose of unused medicines. The second article is about the work still needed to combat the opioid epidemic in its broadest and continually evolving sense. Below are these articles and my thoughts on their implications. …
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Opioids by the Numbers

This week I have two articles to share about opioids. The first article reports on a study of prescribing patterns in the U.S. The second article is about how Australia seems to be following in the United States’ footsteps when it comes to opioid use. Below are these articles and my thoughts on their implications. …
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Opioid Alternative Rx Issues

This week I want to share two articles that highlight the challenges with trading opioids for another prescription painkiller. The first article is about gabapentin and how evidence of abuse is driving it towards being a controlled substance. The second article is about tramadol and the potentially dangerous – or no – effects it has. …
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Two Words That Matter

This week I have two very interesting articles, each with different topics. The first article is from a counselor about a patient who felt diminished by cancer and how that changed her approach to others. The second article is about how being intrinsically motivated, in any aspect of life, results in greater purpose and achievements. …
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Its Time to Fix Chronic Pain

This week I have two articles to share with you about chronic pain and the many types and treatments. The first article is about the different types of pain and how defining them can help find better treatments. The second article is about Medicare now offering to cover acupuncture for chronic lower back pain. Below …
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