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VIAW Newswire 04.08.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Dr. Michael Lacroix: Chronic Pain: Never Surrender!

Chronic pain torments those afflicted and those who cover the expense. An estimated 70 to 120 million Americans suffer with chronic pain. The Institute of Medicine reports associated costs up to $635 billion a year in medical treatment and lost productivity…more than coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and cancer combined1.

Ruth Estrich: Musculoskeletal Injuries and Psychosocial Considerations – Why Should Anyone Care?

Musculoskeletal injuries include any injury that occurs to a skeletal muscle, tendon, ligament, or joint.

Emil J. Bravo: Nurse Triage, for Workers’ Comp Injuries, Who Knew?

Nurse triage services have been existence for more than 30 years designed to help individuals decide whether or not they need medical attention, in other words: “Should I stay or should I go?” This same service is having a positive impact in the Workers’ Comp industry.

Billboards Warn Against Workers’ Comp Fraud

A public awareness campaign aimed at curbing workers’ compensation fraud will feature 65 billboards and transit shelter posters placed across San Diego County, the District Attorney’s Office announced today. November 8, 2012 (a reminder)

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Workers’ Comp Claims

If you have been injured at work or in the course of your employment, having a pre-existing illness can complicate your workers’ comp claim. A condition that pre-dates your industrial injury may have an impact on the workers’ comp benefits you receive.

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