The Health Risks of Shift Work

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As researchers learn more about the connections between shift work and health, they'll be able to give clearer advice about the dangers and how to reduce them. For now, Scheer urges caution.

"I don't think people need to be so alarmed by these studies that they rush out and quit their jobs," says Scheer. "They should just be alert to the possible risks."

WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on March 25, 2010

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