Noteworthy blogs and tools

May 20th, 2008 by Julie Ferguson

Time for a blogroll and sidebar update! We’re always looking for new resources to keep things fresh – we’ve been told we have the best compilation of workers’ comp link resources on the web – we hope it’s useful to you.
Noteworthy blogs
The Safety Blog – this blog is sponsored by Safety Services Company. Since December, they’ve been offering news and tips for safety professionals. There’s really substantive information posted – a good addition to the health & safety blogosphere.
Health Blog – WSJ – reporter Jacob Goldstein spearheads this Wall Street Journal blog that focuses on health and the business of health. Scott Hensley an erstwhile WSJ reporter on the drug industry is also a frequent contributor.
GoozNews – We’ve linked to Merrill Goozner’s site through Health Wonk Review before, but hadn’t added him to the sidebar. “Gooz” is an author and former journalist for some of the nation’s premier news publications – in the area of health policy, he always has something interesting to say.
GotSafety Blog – This appears to be more of a safety news aggregator than a blog, culling excerpts and links from various places around the Web.
Does this Workers Compensation settlement require a Medicare approval or set-aside? (PDF) – this handy flow chart offers guidelines on when and where Medicare Set-Aside are required.
An Unhealthy America – “the economic burden of chronic disease” – Over 162 million cases of seven common chronic diseases — cancers, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions — were reported in the U.S. in 2003. A clickable map shows how states compare based on the prevalence of these diseases.