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August 21, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
What You Should Know About Getting Your Flu Shot During COVID, Explained By Doctors

Sedgwick's Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer, discusses why flu shots are more important than ever this year

August 21, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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August 20, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Experts Explain How To Safely Reschedule The Health Checkups You Canceled In Quarantine

Sedgwick's Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer, discusses how safely keep up with your health checks and any other medical issues that may have come up in quarantine

August 20, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
Blog
July 24, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
COVID-19 six months later: Where are we?

As of this writing, we have over 15 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 4 million cases here in the U.S. Those numbers are staggering – and not what we expected when I first wrote on Sedgwick’s blog only six months ago about the no…

July 24, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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January 28, 2020
Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
Coronavirus outbreak: What businesses should know regarding coverage

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, originating in Wuhan in China, has been widely reported in the media and there’s a handy summary of what we know about it so far on the Sedgwick blog. The world has already seen more than 2,000 reported cases…

January 28, 2020 by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
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January 23, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Coronavirus outbreak: What we know so far

Last month’s mystery virus in Wuhan, China has officially made its way to the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first case of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. was announced on January 21,…

January 23, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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January 03, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
ICD-11 classifies burnout as an occupational condition

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified workplace burnout in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the manual physicians use to assign a diagnosis for treatment and medical billing. The update…

January 03, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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October 18, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Strategies for improving mental health at the workplace

The first step toward improving mental health issues in the workplace is to raise awareness of these conditions and identify ways to assist those needing treatment. Sometimes, employers are surprised to learn the scale and scope of mental illnes…

October 18, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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September 27, 2019
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
First responder legislation trend continues

The introduction and passage of legislation across the country impacting benefits for first responders continues to be a trend in 2019. These bills primarily focus on cancer presumptions, mental health coverage, the expansion of covered first respond…

September 27, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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September 20, 2019
Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
Supporting World Alzheimer’s Day

There are nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To raise awareness about this terrible disease, the Alzheimer’s Society is campaigning to highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and raise funds to support vital resear…

September 20, 2019 by Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
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September 11, 2019
Potential Risks of Illicit Drug Residue

Kevin Burgher and Ian Mendes from EFI Global Canada authored this article in Insurance Thought Leadership.

September 11, 2019
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August 30, 2019
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
The age of accountability

An important judgement on opioids in Oklahoma While the country is still experiencing the devastating impact of a full-fledged opioid epidemic in 2019, the day may have arrived for a select group of drug manufacturers to face court-mandated restitut…

August 30, 2019 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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August 23, 2019
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Gabapentin and Lyrica: Safer alternatives for pain management?

The opioid epidemic in this country has left prescribers looking for pain treatment alternatives, and one emerging option has been anticonvulsants known as gabapentinoids (e.g. gabapentin and Lyrica®, also known as pregabalin). With a need for option…

August 23, 2019 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
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August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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July 11, 2019
Beth Burry
AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
Five important elements of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee gets injured on the job, helping them return to work as quickly and safely as possible is the top priority. The longer they stay off work, claim costs rise and productivity is impacted. Studies show that the longer an injured employe…

July 11, 2019 by Beth Burry, AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
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May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations
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