Health/Medicine

ALS Registry 6th Anniversary

CDC Features - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00
Be counted. Help scientists learn more about ALS.

Chesterfield Fire and EMS medical services unit pulls double duty

FireRehab.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:05
The 41-foot medical ambulance bus provides on-scene rehab and mass casualty incident response

Carbon monoxide in home sickens 4 officers, 8 others

FireRehab.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:02
Firefighters responded to the scene and found people on the lawn outside the house

Drought and Your Health

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:03
Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period of time. Periods of drought can result in inadequate water supply and can lead to public health problems. Take action and learn how drought can impact your health and the health of your family. Overview Cycles of drought have affected North America for the last 10,000 years. Droughts can last from a single season to many decades and can affect from a few hundred to millions of square miles. Drought can affect areas or communities differently depending on several additional variables. These variables include:

How to rehab firefighters in extreme heat, cold

FireRehab.com - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:30
Rehab is difficult and doubly so when the temperatures soar or plunge; here’s a look at how to handle those challenging days

12 firefighters overcome by carbon monoxide at blaze

FireRehab.com - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 08:01
The firefighters were somehow overcome by carbon monoxide, sending one into cardiac arrest

On the pulse: What's new in firefighter rehab equipment

FireRehab.com - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:20
Accountability, cooling and medical monitoring devices are important components of an effective firefighter rehab program

Keep it clean: How to prevent on-scene, rehab carcinogen exposures

FireRehab.com - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:39
Firefighters should assume carcinogens are present during suppression and overhaul activities and take appropriate actions during and after the incident

Success Stories in Environmental Health

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:38
Learn more about how CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protect and promote environmental health across the United States. Your environment is everything around you—the air you breathe, the water you drink, the places where your food is grown or prepared, your workplace, and your home. When your environment is safe and healthy, you are more likely to stay healthy. But when your environment exposes you to dangerous events or harmful amounts of toxic substances, your health can be affected. In fact, 25% of all diseases worldwide are caused
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