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Injured Federal Employees: Get the Help You Need

None of us wants to be injured on the job. Yet, accidents happen and workers get hurt. In fact, in 2017, nearly 3 million federal employees reported some type of work-related injury or disease. Only a portion of these cases have historically been accepted and approved by OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Program), the branch…
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3 of the Most Dangerous Animals for Federal Workers

Federal workers in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia face various threats that could increase the likelihood of an injury at work. Slippery floor surfaces, hazardous construction sites, dangerous machinery — these are just some of the risks that could cause a serious injury in the workplace. Research shows that 84,959 federal worker injuries…
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Testosterone and Your Hairline

The hair you have helps define your look. But did you know that your testosterone levels can impact your hair growth? Studies indicate that testosterone typically declines as you age, and an imbalance of your testosterone levels may cause male pattern baldness. Here’s what you should know: Testosterone May Help Facial Hair Grow With increased…
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Viscosupplementation: One of the Best Alternatives to Surgery

Our population is an aging one, and it’s reasonable for illnesses and age-related diseases to increase to increase along with it. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis in middle-age and elderly people. It causes joint pain in the knee, hips, hands, feet, and spine. And while some patients may see temporary…
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What You Need to Know About OWCP Schedule Awards and Impairment Ratings

Are you a Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) claimant who has been injured at work? You could receive a schedule award, which provides you with additional compensation. The schedule award compensation process is complicated, and not a lot of people know about it. This guide will help clear up the confusion. What is an OWCP…
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2 Effective Ways Nutraceuticals Can Enhance a TRT Program

Science has long linked lower testosterone levels in aging men with negative effects on the body and men’s health. Having low levels of testosterone (or Low T) can lead to various adverse conditions. These conditions can impact different functions in your body. For example, Low T may result in physical changes, such as loss of…
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Telehealth for Injured Federal Workers

We’ve all certainly heard the phrase “these uncertain times” quite a bit since the coronavirus pandemic. And while most of us are focused on what may happen, life still goes on and injured workers still need access to care from a doctor. Fortunately, with telehealth technology, you can now talk to a doctor and get…
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COVID-19: How We’re Protecting You and Our Team

Here at Elite Healthcare Center, your health and safety remain our top priority. In response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we have implemented rigorous cleaning policies and changed the way our team interacts with patients. Many of these changes are explained below. But first, an important note: We plan to continue providing our high-quality world-class care to…
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COVID-19: USPS Workers are America’s Unsung Heroes

Offices close their doors. Families hunker down at home. But a group of unsung heroes provides a lifeline to communities. During the current coronavirus pandemic, United States Postal Service (USPS) workers are still delivering mail and packages — a letter from mom, a care package, a much-needed Social Security check. There’s little risk that COVID-19 can spread on mail,…
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CA-1 vs. CA-2: 5 Things You Need to Know

While a host of government forms deal with workplace injuries, the two you’re most likely to encounter are the CA-1 (Federal Employee’s Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation) and the CA-2 (Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation). Although each form can be a starting point for reporting a workplace…
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