Individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) often experience intense shifts in moods that range anywhere from anxiety to depression or anger. The episodes that someone with BPD may experience may last anywhere from several hours to a few days. While many individuals with BPD may be able to manage their symptoms with medicines and psychotherapy, these interventions may do very little to help others.
Recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling involving an insurance company's ability to sue in a case where a worker is injured if the worker doesn't join the lawsuit.
Certain jobs carry with them an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some do so because job-related tasks are stressful or overly sedentary, workers are exposed to excessive amounts of pollutants or are forced to work fluctuating schedules. Each of these factors can make workers more vulnerable to developing heart disease than others.
Whether you work in an administrative position, are a bartender or are an X-ray technician, you likely engage in repetitive motions each day on the job. Repeating the same tasks over and over again can cause tendons, bones or muscles to be overused, resulting in repetitive stress injuries such as bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis. These chronic conditions can make it difficult for you to continue working in the same capacity that you once did.
If you were to meet several multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and interview them about their symptoms, then you'd find out that their experiences with the disease are quite varied. Diagnosing patients with MS is difficult as the symptoms that a patient experiences and the trajectory of the illness vary from person to person. How the disease develops is largely contingent upon the type of MS that a patient is diagnosed with.
It seems that every time we flip on the television, we hear another commercial advertising the dangers associated with workers' asbestos exposure. The individuals featured in those commercials are older individuals. This likely gives some the impression that mesothelioma and other types of asbestos-related illnesses are some kind of senior condition that no longer threatens lives or is only something older people have to concern themselves with. This is far from the case, though.
There are a number of factors that can cause an individual to experience symptoms of depression including a poor body image, illness, a lack of friends or family to rely on, financial difficulties or relationship concerns. There are factors in the workplace that can exacerbate those feelings, though, including having to work long hours or an unpredictable job schedule, lacking control or having a high stress role.
Summer brings an entirely new set of safety concerns for Pennsylvanians whose jobs involve working outdoors and/or doing physical labor. The sweltering sun and heat can be deadly if proper precautions aren't taken. Employers play a crucial role in ensuring that their workers don't suffer heat-related illnesses and injuries.
Work-related injuries or illnesses are defined by Pennsylvania state lawmakers as being any medical condition that is either caused by or worsens during the course of an individual's employment.
Anyone who's ever burned the midnight oil at the office is familiar with the hard work done by people who clean those buildings after most of us go home. Of course, cleaning occupations can be back-breaking. However, people who regularly use cleaning products face other serious health risks.