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American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Fight Mysterious Ailment

From oozing blisters and wheezing to rashes, itchy eyes, and sore throats, numerous American Airlines Group Inc. flight attendants say their new work uniforms are making them sick. But after a battery of tests and a tense back-and-forth among their …

Researchers Point to Improved Pain Scores While Reducing Opioids

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors prescribed fewer opioids. UVA anesthesiologists reviewed 101,484 surgeries between March 2011 and November 2015 where patients received general …

Truckers’ Poor Health Could Increase Crash Risk

Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings suggest …

CoreLogic Clocks Top 2016 Wind Speed at 101 MPH

The Kennedy Space Center in Fla., recorded the highest estimated wind speed in 2016 at 101 mph on October 6 during Hurricane Matthew, according CoreLogic’s Windy City Index, an annual analysis of top wind-related natural hazard events. The hurricane, theĀ  …

Study Finds Inpatient vs. Home, Outpatient Care Drives Post-Surgery Spending

A new study finds huge variation in where patients who receive post-surgical care will end up, depending on where they had their operation. And that variation in turn leads to huge differences in how much their care costs. The study, …

People News: Starr Companies, Arch Insurance Group, Seibels

Starr Companies Names Greytok Leader of Newly Formed Excess Casualty Division Starr Companies announced the promotion of Layla Greytok, vice president, as the leader of its newly formed Excess Casualty Division, a combination of the Excess Commercial Accounts and Excess …

NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Warning for Piper Small Plane Model

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging faster action to correct unsafe wiring found in a type of small airplane that crashed in Northern California, killing all four on board the medical transport flight. The Piper PA-31T was carrying a …

Business News: Confie, Ringler Associates, V3 Insurance Partners, TriageLogic

Confie Acquires Auto Insurance America Confie, a national provider of personal and commercial lines insurance, announced the acquisition of Auto Insurance America from Minn.-based Western National Mutual Insurance Company. Auto Insurance America is a leading provider of non-standard auto insurance …

Forget Cell Phone Spying, Smart Appliance Privacy Questioned

Alexa, are you spying on me? It’s a fair question in light of attempts by authorities investigating the slaying of an Arkansas man to obtain voice recordings collected by an Amazon Echo speaker and its Alexa digital assistant. Yet the …

Senators Urge NTSB to Review Train Conductor Sleep Apnea Tests

Five U.S. senators have called on the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct a comprehensive review of all passenger railroads’ implementation of sleep apnea testing for engineers and inward-facing cameras on trains. A letter, sent Sunday to NTSB Chairman Christopher …

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