5 Major Risks to Health Care Workers on the Job

As ironic as it sounds, the health care industry isn’t so healthy. In 2010 alone, it had approximately 653,900 cases of illness and injury – one of the highest in the private industry sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Considering that this is 152,000 more cases than the next-most dangerous sector – manufacturing […]

Coffee: The Renaissance Drink

Coffee is addictive, putting itself on a list of increasingly scolded products that consumers love but shouldn’t have so much of.  But that reputation is more the fault of other, more caffeinated products whose effects combined with sugar and possibly other stimulant drugs can be overload for a lot of people: “A learned taste for […]

Mocha for the Aches? Coffee as a Pain-Reliever

Caffeine isn’t intuitively a pain-reliever.  Some people see it as something that will get you high-strung.  It drives you through stressful situations, but other than that could cause problems.  Not so, say the good scientists, at least the ones at National Institute of Occupational Health and Oslo University Hospital in Norway.  In a brief study recently […]

Safety At Work

Your first day on the job – the first time you are sitting down at the computer you will spend a good part of your life staring at. Did anybody tell you that you might be courting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, though? Every job, no matter how safe it seems, has its risks, even desk jobs. […]