The first scene of the Sundance-featured documentary "Web Junkie" begins with a group of young men playing the popular online game "World of Warcraft." With the game responsible for more than 100 million accounts worldwide, it's a scene...
Drug overdose deaths, driven largely by prescription drug overdoses, are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States — surpassing motor vehicle crashes. On Nov. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...
When he's having a hard time coping, the 23-year-old Maryland man can get extra support with a few quick taps on his smartphone. That takes him to the Big White Wall, an online service that provides help 24/7 to people who are struggling with problems such as depression,...
Wellness ROI is an elusive number C-suite executives often demand but that benefits professionals scramble to find. But ROI aside, employers are shelling out money on incentive programs that could be better invested, one expert says.
There's an opioid epidemic in the U.S., and experts are calling for renewed efforts to combat the problem, BuzzFeed News recently reported. Nearly half of U.S. states have prescription monitoring programs which require doctors prescribing...
Public health experts are pushing for major reforms in how powerful painkillers are prescribed and addicts are treated. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a report that calls for changes to the way medical students...
A worker sustains a severe injury in a manufacturing plant. Medical help is summoned. The jobsite is shut down for a time. Safety professionals — and OSHA inspectors — arrive to investigate the root causes of the incident. In each step, the response is appropriate....
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