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How Union Workers Can Transform the Way Americans Get Care The Dose

    • Government

Truck drivers spend most of their day sitting, which puts them at a high risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, among other health problems. 
But a visionary doctor who cares for union truck drivers in Tulsa, Oaklahoma came up with a plan to integrate exercise into their daily routine. When they stop to check the tires, for example, they can walk around the truck six times instead of just once.
On this episode of The Dose, Shanoor Seervai interviews Mark Blum of America’s Agenda, an alliance of labor unions, employers, health care providers and government leaders, about how innovative unions are changing the way care is delivered.

Truck drivers spend most of their day sitting, which puts them at a high risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, among other health problems. 
But a visionary doctor who cares for union truck drivers in Tulsa, Oaklahoma came up with a plan to integrate exercise into their daily routine. When they stop to check the tires, for example, they can walk around the truck six times instead of just once.
On this episode of The Dose, Shanoor Seervai interviews Mark Blum of America’s Agenda, an alliance of labor unions, employers, health care providers and government leaders, about how innovative unions are changing the way care is delivered.

24 min

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