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Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon receives $6.5 million to fund studies on health of adolescents and firefighters

...though we are comparing two approaches for helping firefighters to reducetheir risk of heart disease, findings from this study will be helpful for manyother groups," said Victor Stevens, Ph.D., assistant director for epidemiologyand disease prevention at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. The second ...

Fluids, electrolytes key to good health for firefighters

...ack on the World Trade Center, images of exhausted firefighters have been imprinted on the national psyche, increa...s in New York City were an extreme example of what firefighters face when responding to an emergency, researchers at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institu...

Mayor Bloomberg proclaims March 11th 'NYU Downtown Hospital'

...ating more than 500 victims, including 150 police, firefighters and emergency personnel. WHO: New York City Health Commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH. NYS Board of Health Commisioner, Antonio C. Novello, MD NYU Downtown Hospital President and CEO Leonard A. AubreyJessica Ashenberg on behalf...

9/11 has important lessons for mental health workers

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- While New Yorks firefighters and police officers have been widely honored for their heroism in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the citys mental health professionals waged a quieter, but in some ways equally heroic effort -- to organize a large-scale response to help...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September (second issue)

...ertain etiology. The expert notes that five other firefighters at the disaster site were offered the same treatment forsimilar complaints and recovered. However, this firefighter is the only one to have broncho-alveolar lavage that could distinguish true eosinophilic pneumonia. He points out that the analysis ...

Engineering researchers are designing the ultimate fabrics, for casual or military wear

...gency services, such as uniforms that could enable firefighters to map their way in and back out of dark buildings that are on fire. The most extensive uses, Martin believes, will be industrial applications. "For instance, books of schematics that construction and maintenance workers now have to carry can be put...

Patient simulator will enhance training for medical emergencies in space

...d." Doerr, who trains anesthesiology residents and firefighters on simulators, says this type of training will give astronauts the tools to work through an emergency medical situation more effectively. "The practice sessions teach critical thinking and critical communications. They learn how to communicate cle...

NYC firefighters and EMS workers go tobacco-free

...bacco Cessation Program in August 2002, nearly 400 firefighters and EMS workers have participated in the education...zant found that approximately 1,500 of 11,000 FDNY firefighters were cigarette smokers, with 29 percent having increased their habit since 9/11 and 23 percent havin...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2004

...weeks after the disaster, researchers screened 362 firefighters (319 exposed and 43 unexposed) for length of time ...ometry measurements were available for 289 exposed firefighters and 34 unexposed firefighters. A control group of 735 unexposed firefighters with two pre-WTC spiro...

Envisat Symposium report day 2: GMES turns science to services

...data supplied by another such project." European firefighters base their preventative activities on forest fire risk maps based on data from space, as governments and organisations concerned with food security can rely on early warning of famine from a systematic satellite survey of Sub-Saharan Africa. At the s...

Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries

... as improved on scene command procedures to locate firefighters and understand threats to them. The study praises firefighter bravery as "legendary and real," but calls for new ways to instill safety awareness in firefighters. It also says that training injuries can be minimized by developing better virtual reali...

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