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Table of Contents
  • Was the American opiate epidemic started by one pharmaceutical company?
  • Is it a rut, burnout or worse? Decoding work stress
  • Wellness metrics moving beyond health care costs
  • Crippling workload: Mental illness in the Australian workplace
  • Making workplace meditation work
  • New diagnosis: 'Orthorexia nervosa' — a pathological obsession with
    health foods
  • The alarming, long-term consequences of workplace stress
  • Medicine given even before smokers are ready to quit is found to help them
  • Workplace violence is declining, but employers still need guidance
  • Is the science behind some antidepressants backward?

  • Was the American opiate epidemic started by one pharmaceutical company?
    Pacific Standard
    The state of Kentucky may finally get its deliverance. After more than seven years of battling the evasive legal tactics of Purdue Pharma, 2015 may be the year that Kentucky and its attorney general, Jack Conway, are able to move forward with a civil lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker misled doctors and patients about their blockbuster pain pill OxyContin, leading to a vicious addiction epidemic across large swaths of the state.
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    Is it a rut, burnout or worse? Decoding work stress
    Fast Company
    Everyone with a job feels some stress at some time. But are your frustrating moments something you should worry about? A recent study by the Harvard Business School and the Stanford School of Business announced that workplace stress may contribute up to a staggering $190 billion in health care expenses and over 120,000 deaths each year.
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    Wellness metrics moving beyond health care costs
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    The role of wellness for employers has, of late, been like a one-chapter book: good, intriguing, but unsatisfying in the end. Wellness has typically focused on reducing health care costs for employers but it can be so much more, some industry experts say.
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    Crippling workload: Mental illness in the Australian workplace
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    Mental illness is now the main reason Australian workers take extended sick leave or become incapacitated. The costs are estimated to be close to $10 billion a year and growing, and reforms are being held back by stigma and prejudice.
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    Making workplace meditation work
    HRE Daily
    In the words of FCHA Chief Executive Officer Julie Brewen: "We are committed to implementing new programs for the health and well-being of our staff." In an industry that deals with tough issues such as poverty, homelessness and families in crisis, she says, the program was a step in the right direction. The program consisted of daily, hourlong sessions during work hours that blended presentations, group discussion and meditation practice. The results? According to Brewen, lowered stress and depression, and an increase in work/life balance.
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    New diagnosis: 'Orthorexia nervosa' — a pathological obsession with
    health foods

    Inquisitr
    These days, it seems that everyone has that one friend who brings their own organic, gluten free, vegan health food alternatives to the family barbeque. However, psychiatrists have started diagnosing those who eat an abundance of health foods as mentally ill.
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    The alarming, long-term consequences of workplace stress
    The Atlantic
    By many accounts, America's workers are both overworked and overwhelmed: Work days bleed into personal time, and some complain about the inability to control, or even plan for their constantly changing schedules. So it's no surprise that such circumstances can lead to high stress levels, but the reality of career-related stress might be more costly than most workers realize.
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    Medicine given even before smokers are ready to quit is found to help them
    The New York Times
    Doctors typically wait until smokers are ready to quit before prescribing pills to help them do it. But a new study has found that even for those who are not ready to stop smoking immediately, medicine taken over time can substantially improve their chances of eventually quitting. Clinical practice guidelines have long advised doctors to have their patients set a precise quit date before prescribing medicine such as Chantix, the pills used to treat nicotine addiction that were examined in the study.
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    Workplace violence is declining, but employers still need guidance
    SourceSecurity.com
    More than 572,000 people met with a violent crime at work during 2009. In addition, workplace violence caused 521 homicides in 2009. The Bureau for Justice Statistics reported these numbers (the most recently updated) in a study of workplace violence between 1993 and 2009. That is a lot of violence.
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    Is the science behind some antidepressants backward?
    GoodTherapy.org
    Antidepressants rank third among the most common prescriptions, with 23 percent of middle-aged women and 14 percent of non-Hispanic white people taking the drugs. For many people who have struggled with depression, antidepressants are life-savers. For others, antidepressants don't offer much relief, leading to a seemingly endless search for the right drug.
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