The Little Acknowledged Crisis of Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace – Part 1: Scope of the Disaster

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness…

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Health Communication to Boost Influenza Immunization Rates Remains a Priority

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each…

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Newly Identified Strain of E. Coli Bacteria Resistant to the “Antibiotic of Last Resort”

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Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to…

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New Research Suggests Physical Brain Injury as A Cause of Psychological Trauma and PTSD

In military, law enforcement, industrial and disaster management contexts, traumatic stress symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorders have…

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Can an Earthquake Probability Tool Predict the Next Financial Market Shift?

One of the bragging points for NASA has been the benefits of spin-off commercial projects that stem…

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Distracted Worker Problem Highlights Human Performance Disaster

I have previously called attention to human performance implications of distracted individuals. Such distractions can negatively impact…

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Mental Health Support is Critical for Crisis Managers and Employees in High-Stress Roles

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted an advisory report recommending expanding mental health monitoring, support and…

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Emergency Department Drug Shortages – The Next Healthcare Crisis

Recent headlines have raised an alarming warning concerning a worsening shortfall in available Emergency Department medications  (Drug…

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Challenges of the Killer Smombies

I have previously written about the dangerous challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and human…

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