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Science May 22How mental health checks may help restaurant workers temper destructive stress
After a series of high-profile suicides last year, one restaurant owner in Sacramento, California, decided to confront a problem plaguing kitchens around the country. The fast-paced, high-pressure environment and often low wages can take its toll on workers' mental health.
Nation Dec 10After layoff news, GM workers worry about their ‘next move’
In late November, General Motors announced it will be shutting down production at five of its North American factories. The move will mean the loss of thousands of jobs, both factory and white collar. How are employees at affected plants…
Making Sen$e Dec 03In rural Appalachia, can health care become the new coal?
Pikeville is a small city of 6,700 nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky--a rural area that has struggled to survive the decline of the coal industry. Now, local residents are pinning their futures on health care, which is desperately…