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How can nurses' patient-handling injuries be reduced?

Doctors typically get the most respect -- and the most money -- of anyone working in a hospital or other health care setting. However, nurses are the ones who do much of the heavy lifting -- literally. That's one of the reasons they have more job-related injuries than any other health care professionals.

New drug can reduce fatalities among brain injury patients

The earlier a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis typically is for the patient. A new study provides one more reason that addressing brain injuries within the first few hours of the injury can mean the difference between life and death.

Illinois man wins over $3 million in suit against former employer

Illinois workers have rights under the law after suffering an injury on the job. When employers violate those rights, they can and should be held responsible. Last month, a man who was denied the ability to return to work at Dean Foods after a disabling injury prevailed in court. It was a long road, however.

Illinois employers must pay for personal protective equipment

Does your employer provide you with the necessary personal protective equipment to keep you safe in your work environment, or do you have to buy your own PPE? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates that your employer must protect you from known hazards that could cause injury or illness. This responsibility includes personal protective equipment to keep you safe when administrative and engineering controls provide insufficient protection. This applies to all industries in Illinois, regardless of whether you work in a hotel kitchen, construction site or factory.

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