Health Matters


12 States Report Widespread Increase in Flu Cases

CDC’s most recent FluView report says seasonal influenza activity continues to increase in the United States, and 12 states reported widespread flu activity during the first week of December. The report adds that the proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness increased sharply from the previous week and has been Read the full article…


DWC’s Drug Formulary for Injured Workers

Oakland,CA—The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will adopt an evidence-based drug formulary for medical providers treating injured workers beginning January 1, 2018, following approval by the Office of Administrative Law. The division will host two informational webinars for interested parties on the formulary implementation on December 13 and 14. The Read the full article…


Sedentary Work and the Effects at the Workplace

U.S. workplaces have become increasingly sedentary, with resulting negative health effects. Through its Total Worker Health® Program, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends an integrated approach to addressing sedentary work environments. An integrated approach is one that protects workers from work-related injury and illness and helps them advance their overall health and well-being, on and off the job. Read the full article…