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Contributed by Nicholas E. Blonien, D.O. What if you were told there is a drug that prevents cancer, cardiovascular disease, and mental illness? Not only is the drug free, but it also has zero negative side effects, is nearly impossible to overdose on and offers seemingly endless additional health benefits. Would you take it? That...
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Contributed by Nicholas E. Blonien, D.O. Cancer remains a leading cause of firefighter mortality. Despite marvelous advances in diagnostic technologies and therapeutics, healthy lifestyle choices are still a powerful prevention strategy, especially for those in the higher-risk firefighting field. Earlier in 2023, leaders in firefighter research published a review of current evidence supporting the effectiveness...
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Contributed by Paul J. Anderson, M.D. As a firefighter, food may be one of the last things on your mind. You may work one or two other jobs while trying to hold down a busy family life, and you’re committed to showing up for a fire call, ready to get to work. With this number...
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Contributed by Paul J. Anderson, M.D. As firefighters, we’re no strangers to hard physical work. Wearing turnout gear and equipment in extreme heat while dealing with an emergency can push you to your physical limits. In fact, heart attacks are the number one cause of death on the job for firefighters year after year. Other...
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