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Risk Assessment

Engage Employees And Increase Productivity With An Employee Wellness Program

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

A wellness program is needed to address the mental, emotional, physical, personal and professional health of an employee, thereby increasing employee engagement, productivity and retention.

Cholesterol Guidelines: Myth vs. Truth -- What You Need to Know

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The new cholesterol guidelines represent a sea change in that they no longer recommend patients shoot for a target cholesterol level. Instead, they recommend options based on an individual's risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Will We Give Up Our Constitutional Freedoms Because We Can't Count?

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Dr. Keith Devlin

When you realize that, as an American, you are far more likely to die in your bathtub than in a terrorist attack, you can live your entire life free of any fear of terrorism - and fear of taking baths, since that risk, while greater than a terrorist attack, is still tiny.

Pathogens Welcome: BU Biolab Update

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

No system is safe from one person intent on destruction from within. Nor are they safe from mistakes, as the history of virtually every other biolab demonstrates.

Predicting Sexual Crime: Are the Experts Biased?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Twenty states now have Sexual Violent Predator laws, which allow civil commitment of offenders who are considered likely to continue as sexual predators. But how reliable are the forensic mental health experts making the judgments of risk?

The Problem Is Relative

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
H. Gilbert Welch

Numerous studies have shown that the general public has exaggerated perceptions of the health risks they face -- as well as exaggerated expectations of the benefit of medical care.

The New TSA: Touch, Search and Assess

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Give me whole body screening at airports any day. I would rather someone glance at my partially naked butt than kiss my butt goodbye.

Risky Today, Gone Tomorrow? Where Do Our Fears Go When the Oil Stops Leaking?

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Sooner or later, the leak will stop and we'll move on. It makes sense to worry most about what threatens you now, but it's a lousy way to assess the risks we really face.

Managing Risks in Public Policy: Impact vs. Probability?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Walking barefoot through airport security makes little sense if our ports are unprotected. Let's gather the courage to redirect our resources to risks that are high probability and high impact.