health

Better Health: Preventing and dealing with nausea on the road

Nausea is rarely a sign of something serious, but the associated vomiting and other symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with driving. Here are some of the most common causes -- and ways to prevent them.

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One20 launching teladoc, health insurance, fuel card services

MDLive provides medical consultations with board-certified doctors and licensed therapists via secure online video, and phone around the clock.

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Rolling Strong integrates higi health stations into app

Rolling Strong members will be able to use the stations to measure blood pressure, BMI and weight, and integrate the information with Rolling Strong’s mobile app, allowing the app to make personalized dining suggestions for truckers based on their health data, activity levels and location.

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OOIDA wants court to rehear case over sleep apnea guidelines for truckers

Following a court’s dismissal of the case in January, OOIDA has filed a motion for the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear its argument that FMCSA illegally altered sleep apnea screening guidelines for truck drivers. FMCSA refutes OOIDA's assertions, and the court sided with FMCSA in January.

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Better health: Trucking lifestyle can lead to headaches

Trucking can be a high-stress job that leads to poor eating and sleeping habits. These factors – as well as alcohol, smoking, poor posture and more – can lead to headaches of varying length and severity.

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Rolling Strong announces driver health coaching app, rewards program

If a driver isn’t logging enough sleep or exercise or is reporting too many calories on the app, articles about healthy sleeping, eating or exercise habits will be sent. Likewise, if the driver is logging effective sleep, exercise or eating habits, the platform will issue points and rewards.

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Telemedicine, walk-in truck stop clinics can keep drivers rolling when sick

When you’re ill far from home, finding a local doc often isn’t practical, and getting sicker doesn’t cut it. Now there are better remedies for remote care.

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Drivers’ info appears safe, FMCSA says, after hack of medical examiner registry

"There was no evidence of exposure of the personal information of drivers, medical examiners or motor carrier operators," the agency said in a statement to Overdrive on Tuesday about the hack of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

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Better health: Weak circulation can point to other problems

Because of the largely sedentary nature of long-haul driving, truckers have a higher incidence of weak circulation and other heart issues, as well as the interrelated conditions of obesity and diabetes. Recognizing these symptoms early and discussing them with your doctor can help prevent them from worsening.

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FMCSA, DOT present oral arguments over sleep apnea guidelines, medical form changes

Attorneys for OOIDA argued last month in court that the U.S. DOT illegally altered sleep apnea screening guidelines for truck drivers by slipping an appendix into larger rule after the public comment period had ended. DOT refutes these claims.

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