There are few groups other than firefighters who are as popular as nurses. In California, nurses have become an important political force. Nurses were one of the groups who took the lead in Democratic party efforts to challenge the gubernatorial campaign of Meg Whitman. Nurses had a bus that traveled the state, dogging the “Queen

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The results are in on an analysis of the brain All-Pro Dave Duerson. Duerson, who was a standout safety for 3 NFL teams over an 11 year career, committed suicide earlier this year. Shooting himself in the chest, he left a note asking that his brain be analyzed. Duerson himself expected that he had neurologic

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A bill to loosen the cap on how long some disabled workers can draw temporary disability benefits advanced in a California Assembly committee today. The bill, AB 947 (Solorio), would add injuries that require treatment that cannot be medically completed within 104 weeks to a list of specified conditions that can qualify for a longer

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In our society we tend to take a lot for granted. We tend to think our rights and benefits will be there when we want then and when we need them. And it’s easy to forget the hard-won victories of the past that brought us where we are. As unions find themselves under attack in

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The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has unveiled a second research paper on opioid prescribing in the California workers’ comp system. The paper is titled ” Prescribing Patterns of Schedule II Opioids Part 2:Fentanyl Prescriptions in California Workers’ Compensation”. There has been increasing concern over the cost and increasing use of opioids in the system. The

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