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Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

| January 21, 2014

Washington researchers have found obesity rates vary significantly by occupation, with truckers having the highest prevalence at 39 percent. Similar studies have found obesity rates among truckers even higher than that.

Study of truck driver health shows cluster of high-risk factors for chronic diseases

| January 17, 2014

A survey of nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a "constellation of chronic disease risk factors" in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.

Rolling Strong launches “Give Me Ten” driver health initiative

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

Rolling Strong, a driver wellness program, announced it will offer a free weight loss initiative, “Give Me Ten,” during the month of January. Professional drivers who lose 10 pounds in January will receive a $10 gift ...

That ringing isn’t Christmas bells: Tinnitus symptoms, prevention

| December 18, 2013

Avoiding loud noises and wearing hearing protection when around them are among methods of preventing episodes of tinnitus.

TCA expanding, renaming weight loss contest

Overdrive Staff | December 12, 2013

After sponsoring three weight-loss challenges in the trucking industry the last three years — and more than 7,600 pounds lost — the Truckload Carriers Association has now added a 30-week maintenance component. Combined with the ...

Ulcers: When to say when

| November 28, 2013

Knowing when to say when is important. A constant, aggravating pain that resembles hunger pangs is one extremely prevalent symptom of ulcers -- more here on effective diagnosis, treatment.

Pre-diabetic diagnosis births an Ironman

Tara Bullock | November 06, 2013

Mercer-leased owner-operator Wesley Wilson lost 100 pounds toward a quest to complete the Lake Placid Ironman race.

Other ways through the health-insurance maze

| November 01, 2013

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