Major healthcare reform this year in California looks dead as a doornail. Last year’s special session failed to produce an airtight deal, and the budget debacle and recession are setting the stage for an ugly legislative session. But-to its credit-the Schwarzenegger administration appears ready to get tough with healthcare insurers who try to rescind the

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Is graveyard shift work a health risk? Are night shift workers more susceptible to accidents and illness? As many as 15 million Americans-15% of the work force-work hours other than the day shift. There’s some evidence-though controversial-that night shift work makes accidents more likely. The World Health Organization has noted that graveyard shift work may

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Happy Easter. It’s been quite a week. We’ve been bombarded with images of the nuttyJeremiah Wright. There’s got to be more to James Cone’s”Liberation Theology” than Wright’s screeds. But just as liberals have their Wright, conservatives have their John Hagee and Pat Robertson. Growing up in the Bible Belt, I always had a love-hate relationship

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Happy Easter. It’s been quite a week. We’ve been bombarded with images of the nuttyJeremiah Wright. There’s got to be more to James Cone’s”Liberation Theology” than Wright’s screeds. But just as liberals have their Wright, conservatives have their John Hagee and Pat Robertson. Growing up in the Bible Belt, I always had a love-hate relationship

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The DWC has now posted proposed regulations on its website dealing with EAMS (the coming electronic paperless system) and voc retraining/return to work. The regs include proposed new forms to be used in California workers comp cases. The regs are in a public electronic forum phase, at least til March 25th.It’s not clear why the

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