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Metabolic syndrome in commercial truck drivers

Prevalence, associated factors, and comparison with the general population Authors: Robbins, Riann B. MD; Thiese, Matthew S. PhD, MSPH; Ott, Ulrike PhD, MSPH; Wood, Eric M. MD, MPH; Effiong, Atim MPH; Murtaugh, Maureen PhD; Kapellusch, Jay PhD; Cheng, Melissa MD, MOH, MHS; Hegmann, Kurt MD, MPH Introduction: Commercial motor vehicle drivers, such as truck drivers, experience unique health, lifestyle, and occupational challenges directly associated with their profession. Methods: All participants in this multistate cross-sectional study completed questionnaire measurements. Participants were categorized with metabolic syndrome (MetS) if they had at least three of the five modified criteria us

Occupational exposure to silica and rheumatoid arthritis

The Association Between Occupational Exposure to Silica and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis Authors: Fereshteh Mehri, Ensiyeh Jenabi, Saeed Bashirian, Farshid Ghorbani Shahna, Salman Khazaei Image from “New OSHA Regulations On Concrete Silica Dust Exposure Rule”, EHS Safety News America, last modified Aug 9, 2017, accessed Jul 8, 2020, Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease with systemic inflammatory arthritis. This meta-analysis was conducted to examine the association between occupational exposure to silica and the ris


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