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VIAW Spring Mixer Fundraiser – Hosted by LatinoComp

Posted on 27 March 2015 by admin

Come on out and join us and LatinoComp for a night of fun, food and drinks! Follw the link to RSVP and/or make a donation. We are so appreciative of all of our supporters and sponsors! Thank you all!

VIAW 2015 Spring Mixer Fundraiser

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VIAW Newswire 05.23.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Study: Patient Mortality 14% Less Likely at Magnet Hospitals
Patients at Magnet-accredited hospitals have a 14 percent lower likelihood of mortality, according to a study inMedical Care.


Wrong Kidney Removed At Mt. Sinai Med Center
The wrong kidney was removed from a 76-year-old patient at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, according to a CBS News report.


10 Statistics on the State of Healthcare Quality, Equity
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality identified three major themes from its 2012 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report.


Risk Handling Hint: Disability; Compliance with Vocational Rehabilitation
Mary Frances Powe sustained a compensable injury to her low back and left hip in 2001 for which she received weekly indemnity benefits and vocational rehabilitation provided by Defendants. In 2005, those benefits were suspended due to non-compliance with vocational rehabilitation, a decision which was affirmed by the Full Commission and Court of Appeals (Powe I).


Dignity Health will lay off 150 lab workers in Sacramento area

Nearly 150 Dignity Health lab workers will be laid off next month as the San Francisco-based hospital system withdraws from the outpatient lab business.

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VIAW Newswire 05.13.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

House Subcommittee Advances Bill To Boost Rx Drug Tracking

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health advanced a draft bill that would expand federal regulators’ authority to track the distribution of prescription drugs, The Hill‘s “RegWatch” reports.

Valley fever causes concern in Central California

FRESNO, Calif. (KABC) — California and federal public health officials issued an alert that a dust-borne disease known as valley fever has been on the rise.

Cities, counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, California Supreme Court rules

SAN FRANCISCO (KABC) — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The court said in a unanimous decision that local governments can use their land-use powers to zone out dispensaries. The court said the state’s medical marijuana laws do not grant authorized users convenient access to cannabis.

Fibromyalgia: LA doctor develops new test

Feeling tired, or suffering from aches and pains? You could have fibromyalgia, and a new test could diagnose you.

The study that’s all of a sudden got Medicaid opponents caring about people’s health

Based on what I’ve observed from the debate — or lack thereof — in the Missouri and Kansas legislatures, the notion that expanding Medicaid might improve people’s health never proved a compelling argument to opponents of expansion. What discussion has taken place has been about costs and whether people who work low-pay jobs deserve health benefits.

Differences between union and nonunion compensation, 2001–2011

Union workers continue to receive higher wages than nonunion workers and have greater access to most employer-sponsored employee benefi ts; during the 2001–2011 period, the diff erences between union and nonunion benefi t cost levels appear to have widened.

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VIAW Newswire 11.30.12

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin

Express Scripts Publishes Inaugural Drug Trend Quarterly

According to new data released by Express Scripts (ESRX), price inflation of branded pharmaceutical drugs is far outpacing overall economic inflation.

Workplace Homicides and Violent Work Injuries

Preliminary reporting by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2010-2011 states that there were 458 homicides in the workplace nationwide.

Fast-Food Workers’ Strike Over Wages Hits Chain Locations In New York

Fast-food restaurant employees protested in New York City on Thursday, demanding higher pay and the right to form a union – the latest attempt by lower-wage workers in the United States to increase their compensation.

Workforce: Study Pins Down Inland’s Future Job Needs

Manufacturing and health care are the two top sectors that will need more workers in the Inland area in the next few years, a San Bernardino County-sponsored study released Monday, Nov. 5 found.

New Jersey Bans Medical Providers From Charging Claimants for Work-Related Medical Expenses

New Jersey, like many states, has had an ongoing problem with physicians and hospitals that balance bill injured workers for work-related care.

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VIAW Newswire 11.28.12

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin

The Return to Work Fund – What We Know and What We Don’t Know

As part of the comprehensive workers’ compensation reform in SB 863 that was signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown on September 18, 2012, the legislature passed a provision in the Labor Code, section 139.48, that provides an annual fund of $120,000,000.00 from which eligible injured workers may receive money that compensates them in cases where there is a disproportional difference between their permanent disability ratings and their loss of future earning capacity.

New Report Brings Domestic Workers Out of the Shadows

A recent study from the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and several other organizations aims to provide the first comprehensive look at the struggles of domestic workers nationwide.

New California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate for Travel On or After 1/1/13

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the standard mileage rate for business miles will increase from 55.5¢ per mile to 56.5¢ per mile as of January 1, 2013.

Red Hook Brewery’s parent firm settles with OSHA after probe of fatal accident

Redhook Brewery’s parent company has reached an informal settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an investigation into the death of a brewery worker in April.

2m Persons Die From Occupational Hazards Yearly

An Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) expert with the International Organisation of Employers in Geneva, Janet Asherson, has said that not less than two million people lose their lives annually from accidents occurring in workplaces around the world.

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