health

Starting off the day right: TSG’s GATS Health Walk

The Trucking Solutions Group conducted its annual GATS Health Awareness Walk this morning, Aug. 23, with a sizable group of participants and a cool finish with Baylor Trucking's ALS ice-bucket challenge.

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

“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 as a driver health initiative.”

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Initiative brings hepatitis C awareness, testing to truckers

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 truck drivers about HCV and encourage them to get tested, the Healthy Trucking Association and its partners, OraSure Technologies and AbbVie, announced a nationwide initiative at The Great American Trucking Show. It's called Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C. Truck drivers can ...

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Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke

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, and the risk of having a stroke doubles each decade after age 55.

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Have you ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

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? Tell us here.

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

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

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

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 cert experience in this poll.

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Color stimulates the brain

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.

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ACA health insurance exchange open-enrollment period ends March 31

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 how to navigate the exchanges here.

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POLL: How has Obamacare impacted your health insurance?

Have you purchased insurance through the new exchanges? Was your old policy cancelled or is it still in force? Do you plan to continue to not purchase health insurance? What's your health-insurance strategy? Tel us in this poll.

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