CTE and Its Effect on the NFL

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 31, 2017 3:07:45 PM

These days it seems chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE has become synonymous with the NFL.  CTE is a degenerative brain disease often associated with repeated blows to the head.  It’s a unique disease because it manifests itself differently than other injuries or diseases.  The problems associated with it often arise years after the hits to the head, and when the symptoms start to appear they vary from person to person.  Some individuals suffer from memory loss or dementia, others depression and confusion.  But most importantly, we currently have no tests to diagnose CTE until the individual has passed away and their brain is examined.  Furthermore, that only occurs when an individual donates their brain for research. 

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Topics: Legislative

State of the States, October 27

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 27, 2017 2:20:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

4 Free Safety Training Courses

Posted by Kellie Collier on Oct 25, 2017 11:10:00 AM

OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the safety industry or are looking to better your work environment by learning about safety improvements, OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training has got you covered. Their coursework is applicable to various safety roles and industries, and includes courses like “Tattoo and Body Art Employee Safety” and “Construction Safety Hazard Awareness for Contractors”. This program gives you the flexibility to create your own training experience.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, October 20

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 20, 2017 2:30:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

Pain Management: How to Set Attainable Goals

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Oct 19, 2017 10:50:55 AM

Each person has unique needs, wants, and expectations when it comes to managing pain effectively.  What improvement means to one person may not be what it means to the next.  It is important for the person in pain to work with their health care providers to set their own individual goals.  Making sure those goals are attainable is one of the keys to any successful pain management plan. The CDC and the American Chronic Pain Association recommend setting goals to help control your own progress and provide a framework for making decisions regarding your pain treatment plan.  Here are some tips on how to set goals for pain and pain management. 

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Topics: Clinical

State of the States, October 13

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 16, 2017 10:18:51 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

States Move Forward with Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 10, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Purdue Pharma has gotten a lot of not-so-great coverage over the last few years.  As the opioid epidemic continues to plague much of America, Purdue is facing more than just bad press for manufacturing and selling OxyContin.  In the last few months, five states and a handful of cities have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and other similar pharmaceutical companies, claiming they engaged in deceptive marketing practices when it came to opioids like OxyContin.

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Topics: Legislative

State of the States, October 6

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 6, 2017 2:40:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

5 Things You Should Be Discussing With Your Pharmacist

Posted by Meaghan Byrne, PharmD & Frank Pallaria, RPh on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Are you asking your pharmacist the right questions? With more than half of Americans taking at least one prescription medication, it’s important to stay informed about medication side effects, drug-on-drug interactions and ways to improve medication adherence.

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Topics: Clinical

State of the States, September 29

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 29, 2017 11:58:26 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

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