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Swiftwick compression sock to be sold in Pilot Flying J truck stops

| August 23, 2014

“A compression sock ought to be a part of the uniform of every single fleet.” --Swiftwick CEO Mark Cleveland on the long-term health benefits of compression socks. He commended Pilot Flying J for “recognizing it ...

Initiative brings hepatitis C awareness, testing to truckers

| August 22, 2014

Truckers are five times more likely than the general population to carry hepatitis C virus (HCV), a dangerous blood-born infection that can live in the body for up to 40 years with no symptoms. To educate ...

Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke

| August 12, 2014

With approximately 795,000 deaths a year attributed to it, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 75 percent of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65, ...

Have you ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

| July 14, 2014

This poll looks at incidence of apnea testing and treatment -- have you been tested or treated recently or in the past, whether as a result of a DOT physical or a regular doctor visit? ...

In-cab diesel fumes — separating carbon monoxide fact from fiction

| June 27, 2014

Do diesel fumes contain sufficient carbon-monoxide levels to poison humans if exposed in confined spaces?

POLL: Has your most recent DOT physical resulted in a sleep apnea test?

| June 26, 2014

With no official regulation or guidance on testing for the sleep apnea condition in the rulebooks, practices vary around the nation -- some say apnea testing is on the rise. Tell us your recent med ...

Color stimulates the brain

| April 08, 2014

The science of color has been intrinsically entwined with the psychology of color from the beginning. It's one of the few disciplines that cuts across the boundaries of art, biology, physics, psychology, chemistry and geology. ...

ACA health insurance exchange open-enrollment period ends March 31Podcast

| February 25, 2014

If you're uninsured, in order to avoid income tax penalties for not having coverage you’ll need to enroll in a qualified health plan by March 15 to begin coverage April 1. Find a primer of ...

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