health

Preparing for a healthier year

Start the year right by making sure you are current on your health checkups. To make it easier to keep those resolutions of staying healthy, we made a list of the most important health screenings and when to get them. (Some may be covered in your regular DOT physicals.) Men: Individuals over the age of 34 should be checked for high cholesterol and heart disease every five years. Remember to get health checkups often to watch for ...

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Odd, but effective: Negotiate doctor visit prices

Try negotiating the cost of your doctor visits.Insurance companies do it. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to.

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Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

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Dollars and dental care

Dental care is essential to staying healthy, which in turn, plays a role in keeping your business healthy.

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Owner-operator Rick Ash’s health reading list

The Trucking Solutions Group of owner-operators, of which Ash is a member, is hosting an open call tomorrow, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. Find call-in details, along with recommended health reading, in this story.

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FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

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Kick the habit with hypnosis?

Tried to quit smoking 20 times only to start again? If so, you've got a friend here. A hypnotist based in Florida has developed both in-person hypnosis and at-home self-hypnosis tools that may help.

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Health walk highlights driver fitness

Trucking Solutions Group's third annual 61+ Health Awareness Walk drew good participation from owner-operators and drivers, among others, at the Great American Trucking Show.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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Check in with ‘Roadcookin’ authors on online radio

Authors of the Roadcookin' guide to healthy eating on the road interviewed on online radio.

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