Mayo uses new TB test, black bag for workplace wellness, the hazards of needlesticks.

The Healthy Workplace

Employers are finding that an investment in wellness can curb health care costs and improve productivity.

Fit to Fly

In order to keep their jobs, pilots need frequent medical checks and the help of physicians who “speak airplane.”

The User in the Next Cubicle

Studies show that addiction is a serious workplace health problem—one from which physicians aren’t exempt.

Skin Deep

Occupational contact dermatologists diagnose and treat rashes and other skin ailments that workers acquire on the job.

Quality Rounds

Up in Smoke

By Scott D. Smith

Smokers have a better chance of quitting if they have the help of physicians who use a structured approach.

End Notes

28 y.o. Female—Facial Pain

By Sonja Coliani, M.D.
September 2007 | Table of Contents

Cover Story

Data Mining

By Richard Broderick

Miners, physicians, and state officials are searching for clues about the possible relationship between exposure to taconite dust and cancer.


War Stories

By Hollis Krug, M.D.

An encounter with a patient becomes a lesson in World War II history.

Compromising Positions

By Jennifer Gunn, Ph.D.

A story of early 20th century occupational medicine on Minnesota’s Iron Range.

Book Review

Welcome to the Jungle

Reviewed by Charles R. Meyer, M.D.

Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, The Jungle, describes the horrors of Chicago’s meatpacking houses.

Medicine, Law, and Policy

To Release or Not to Release?

By Karolyn Stirewalt, J.D.

When is it all right for physicians who treat injured workers to release medical information without their consent?

Clinical and Health Affairs

Correlation between Physical Activity, Fitness, and Musculoskeletal Injuries in Police Officers

By Ismail Nabeel, M.D., M.P.H, Beth A. Baker, M.D., M.P.H., Michael P. McGrail Jr., M.D., M.P.H., and Thomas J. Flottemesch, Ph.D.


Workplace Hazards to Women’s Reproductive Health

By Heidi Roeber Rice, M.D., M.P.H., and Beth A. Baker, M.D., M.P.H.


Amanita bisporigera: Ingestion and Death from Mistaken Identity

By Manu Madhok, M.D., M.P.H.


Editor's Note

Sick of Work


MMA Viewpoint

Kudos and Lessons for the Future


MMA News

Annual Meeting Arrives
MMA Board Considers Driver Safety 
MMA Board Takes Issue with UHC Policy 
House, Senate Consider Medicare Payment Fix 
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