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Protect yourself from needlestick injuries.


Proceed To Article St. John's Wort As Effective As Imipramine For Treatment Of Depression
St. John's wort, a popular herbal dietary supplement, should be considered the first line of defense in patients with mild to moderate depression, according to a study published Friday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). More...

Proceed To Article Legionnaires' Disease Associated With Potting Soil
On 13 June 2000, the CDC was alerted by an official in Washington of L. longbeachae infection in a 46-year-old woman. The patient reported that she had been potting plants during the 10 days before her symptoms began in May. An isolate from the patient's sputum and two samples of potting soil obtained from the patient's residence were sent for analysis. L. longbeachae was isolated from one potting soil sample. More...

Proceed To Article What Every Worker Should Know - How to Protect Yourself From Needlestick Injuries
Needlestick injuries can lead to serious or fatal infections. Health care workers who use or may be exposed to needles are at increased risk of needlestick injury. All workers who are at risk should take steps to protect themselves from this significant health hazard. More...

Proceed To Article Drive Safely To Work Week: 11-15 September 2000
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a nonprofit organization comprising corporate, state, and federal partners, is sponsoring the fourth annual Drive Safely Work Week during 11-15 September 2000. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for persons aged one to forty-four years. More...

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Menopausal Women Are Heading For Heart Disease With Many Unaware They Are At Risk
America's 115,000 doctors of internal medicine are launching a national public education campaign about the number one killer of American women. Heart disease kills 11 times more women each year then breast cancer, yet many patients believe their chances of dying from breast cancer are higher than those of dying from heart disease or stroke. This campaign should help remedy the problem. More...


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