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Retail workers' health on holidays

The most wonderful time of the year has come. According to the NRF (National Retail Federation), this holiday season it is estimated that retailers will hire about 650,000 seasonal workers, joining 4.6 million U.S. retail workers. Retail workers will encounter a massive amount of seasonal shopping traffic, which can lead the retail workers' physical and psychological health issues. Even though there is no one golden solution, NIOSH recommends "managers and employees work together to identify critical stress-related problems and design reasonable solutions to address them [NIOSH 1999]." Read more on the NIOSH blog; you can also find a lot of CDC-NIOSH resources links about retail workers and

Chronic kidney disease and metabolic syndrome

Time-dependent association between metabolic syndrome and risk of CKD in Korean men without hypertension or diabetes BACKGROUND: The time-dependent association between metabolic syndrome and risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not clear. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: The study cohort was composed of 10,685 healthy men without CKD, hypertension, or diabetes who participated in a health-checkup program at a large work site. PREDICTOR: Metabolic syndrome. OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENTS: CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). A standard Cox proportional hazards model and a time-dependent Cox model were used

 

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