The book "Health risks is related to diseases and illnesses the documentation of the 22nd Erfurt Days, jointly organized by the professional association for food and hospitality and the competence center for interdisciplinary prevention at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Isabel Dienstbühl, Martina Stadeler and Hans-Christoph-Scholle compiled the articles. Against the background of the changing world of work, the demographic development, the increasingly scarce resources of experienced specialists in various professional groups or the ratification of the Prevention Act, the competent and comprehensive presentation of the latest results in the various research areas in occupational medicine and related fields is essential really important. The almost 400-page volume with contributions by well-known authors lives up to this claim. The book shows the broad spectrum from basic research to applied research to the implementation of the results in practice. The focus is on cardiology in occupational medicine, healthy nutrition in the workplace, pulmonary diseases due to occupational influences and applied prevention research on diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
The article cardiology in occupational medicine focuses, among other things, on assessing fitness to drive after stroke or heart attack, very nice overview by Thomas Friedrich of the currently valid assessment rules and recommendations. Also suitable for newcomers. In the thematic block healthy eating, obesity prevention in everyday working life is given lot of space. Manfred Betz, Thomas Ellrott, Petra Ott and Danielle Prechtl offer very good overview of realistic options for including this topic in company medical advice. The growing number of older employees with chronic metabolic, cardiovascular or orthopedic diseases require occupational health concepts, which are comprehensively presented in the book.
In summary, this book is valuable and recommendable compendium not only for occupational physicians, but for all professional groups concerned with prevention and those with political responsibility. Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Adam
I. Dienstbühl, M. Stadeler, H. Scholle: 22nd Erfurt Days - Prevention of work-related health hazards and diseases. Bussert u. Stadeler, Jena 2016, paperback, 384 pages, 49.90 euros