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Association between body mass index and acute traumatic workplace injury in hourly manufacturing employees.
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Research findings support an association between body mass index and traumatic workplace injuries among manufacturing employees and workplace safety personnel might consider adding policies or programs that address weight reduction and maintenance as part of ongoing comprehensive workplace safety strategies. Expand
Beyond the fireground: injuries in the fire service
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Physical exercise, patient transport and training activities were responsible for a greater percentage of injuries than fireground operations, and focused efforts to improve the characterisation of risks during these more diverse set of work processes should help guide the development of salient strategies for injury prevention. Expand
Exploring Food System Policy: A Survey of Food Policy Councils in the United States
Food policy councils (FPCs) have become a popular way to organize various food system stakeholders at the local, municipal, and state levels. FPCs typically build partnerships with stakeholders;Expand
The publics' understanding of daily caloric recommendations and their perceptions of calorie posting in chain restaurants
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Mandating calorie posting in chain restaurants may be a useful policy tool for promoting energy balance, particularly among Blacks, Hispanics and women who have higher obesity risk. Expand
End-of-life care issues: a personal, economic, public policy, and public health crisis.
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It is argued that advance directives should be part of the public health policy agenda and health reform and allow personalized care according to individual values and a likely reduction in end-of-life health care costs. Expand
Motor vehicle deaths among American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
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Injury prevention interventions that are multifaceted and involve partnerships to change policy, the environment, and individual behavior can effectively mitigate motor-vehicle-related deaths among AI/ANs. Expand
Place, not race: disparities dissipate in southwest Baltimore when blacks and whites live under similar conditions.
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Focusing on a racially integrated, low-income neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore, Maryland, it is found that nationally reported disparities in hypertension, diabetes, obesity among women, and use of health services either vanished or substantially narrowed and that when social factors are equalized, racial disparities are minimized. Expand
Motorcycle helmets associated with lower risk of cervical spine injury: debunking the myth.
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Helmeted motorcyclists are less likely to suffer a cervical spine injury after a motorcycle collision, and this finding challenges a long-standing objection to mandatory helmet use that claims helmets are associated with cervical spine Injury. Expand
Neighborhood incivilities, perceived neighborhood safety, and walking to school among urban-dwelling children.
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Children residing in neighborhoods high in incivilities are more likely to walk to school, in spite of lower levels of perceived safety, and efforts should be directed at minimizing exposure to neighborhood hazards by ensuring safe routes to and from school. Expand
Obesity and workplace traumatic injury: does the science support the link?
TLDR
Gaining a better understanding of how obesity influences workplace injury may foster the development of interventions that address weight, while still emphasizing the important environmental and sociocultural risk factors for injury. Expand
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