We are kicking off a new series to present our own research and the work of other leading scientists in the field in Research Briefs. Each quarter we will dive into a different topic. Here at MDGuidelines we know that research is key to fine tuning care for patients and clients so they can return to their regular lives quickly and safely.
“Long COVID” is a symptom or set of symptoms that persist for more than four weeks after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the CDC. Ranging from fatigue to cognitive impairment, these effects can limit some people’s ability to work in the same way they could before they got the virus. Employers should understand the ADA implications related to absence management. … Continued
Leading psychologists answered tough questions about PTSD and return-to-work.
With multiple offices re-opening on account of rising COVID-19 vaccination data, should employers necessitate it as a pre-requisite for employees willing to return to work?
MDGuidelines Webinar: (September 2, 2021) Applying ACOEM’s Clinical Guideline for Anxiety Disorders
MDGuidelines®, the leading evidence-based guidelines for disability and workers’ compensation, today released the MDGuidelines Duration Analyzer™, a new tool for benchmarking claims performance. View the press release here.
The World Health Organization reports that depressive disorders are a leading cause of global disease burden–that’s over 322 million people struggling to cope with normal life activities every day.1 Mental health, as opposed to other health conditions, has distinctive challenges because of the stigma and taboos surrounding how people feel about their own or others’ … Continued
May 6th is National Nurses Day; an excellent opportunity to applaud those frontline professionals supporting patients throughout the healthcare system. According to the World Health Organization there are over 29 million nurses in the world, with 4 million practicing here in the US.1 Nurses provide critical medical support in a wide variety of settings and … Continued
This April, Stress Awareness Month has me thinking about the universal problem of stress. A certain amount of stress is normal, and keeps us actively engaged in work, love and life through the release of hormones that increase our energy levels and help us focus on beneficial activity. But circumstances can rapidly turn a healthy … Continued
Daylight saving time (DST) begins on March 10th this year and I have to be honest: I really dislike it. More specifically, I dislike the transition to DST. I mourn that lost hour of sleep, and definitely feel out of sorts for at least a week after it begins. Why is this? What makes it … Continued
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is when providers integrate current research with their clinical expertise and patients’ values into medical decision-making.1 EBM has five basic components: (1) developing a clinical question, (2) finding the best available research addressing the clinical problem, (3) critically appraising the evidence for validity, impact, and usefulness, (4) applying the results in a … Continued
ReedGroup announces that its practice guidelines from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) are now available complimentary to providers who handle California workers’ compensation cases. California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) launches new website featuring ACOEM content and tools. View the press release here.