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Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
Texas Physician to Lead Nation’s Largest Occupational Medicine Society

On May 1, Stephen A. Frangos, MD, MPH, FACOEM, of Houston, Texas, was installed as president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for 2019-2020.

Integrated Physical Medicine Improves Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Employer-sponsored clinics improve quality of care at a lower cost.

Higher Rate of Minor Birth Defects in Children of Women Gulf War Veterans

Women who served in the 1990-91 Gulf War have increased risk of bearing children with minor birth defects.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Vascular Aging in Flight Attendants

Second hand smoke exposure before smoking ban may explain increased cardiac disease risk in flight attendants.

Investing in Culture of Health Reduces Employee Health Risks

Companies that build healthier workplaces experience lower health care use and costs.

Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off

Impact of marijuana use on involuntary job loss has increased since early 2000s.

Bullying at Work Affects Mental Health — Even in Bystanders

Division-level impact shows 'contextual effect' of workplace bullying.

Studying Total Worker Health: Research Methods and Measures

Experts seek to build the research base for TWH approach.

High Rate of Drug/Alcohol-Related Deaths in WTC Survivors

People exposed to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center have elevated rates of alcohol- or drug-related death.