Musculoskeletal disorders


Study ties statin use to MSD diagnoses, injuries

Dallas – People who take statins to lower their cholesterol levels may be more likely to suffer musculoskeletal conditions, joint diseases and injuries, according to a study from the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System.
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Study examines financial impact of MSDs on workers

Rosemont, IL – Medical treatment that restores physical function, such as knee and hip surgery, may help ease the monetary burdens of musculoskeletal disorders on American society, according to a study the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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Weighing down safety

Small workplace changes can make a big difference in combating worker obesity
Obese and severely obese workers tend to have more frequent and costlier injuries than normal-weight workers, but part of the responsibility rests on U.S. workplaces. S+H explores simple, inexpensive workplace changes companies can make to encourage workers to maintain a healthier weight.
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