HEALTH

Firefighters are aware of the statistics linking firefighter deaths to preventable diseases and illnesses caused by unhealthy lifestyles. One of the leading causes of firefighter deaths is heart attacks. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Bringing answers to the modern firefighter’s burning health questions, we aim to help firefighters identify and put into practice better health choices to increase your chances at a healthier wellbeing with disease and illness free careers and retirements.

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What’s the Deal with Dawn?

Dawn dish detergent has become a bit of an urban legend when it comes to decon - if it’s good enough for baby ducks, it’s good enough for you… right? Where did this legend come from, what’s in Dawn, and should you use it for your own decon procedure?

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Should Firefighters Consider Taking CBD?

Only in the last 20 years have we really learned about CBD’s benefits, and I want to highlight some of these because, as luck would have it, many of us frequently suffer from these three things in the fire service. Inflammation, sleep issues and anxiety affect all of us in some way. Research on these three things accounts for a very large portion of the studies done on CBD.

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Taking Control of Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating that goes beyond the body's needs to cool down is known as hyperhidrosis. Focal hyperhidrosis is the term used when excess sweating occurs over one part of the body, such as under the arms, on the palms of the hands, on the soles of the feet, or on the forehead.

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Thoughts on Therapy for Firefighters

When firefighters think of psychotherapy, they might picture someone lying on a leather chaise lounge while a cross-legged therapist peers over his glasses, frowns and asks, “How does that really make you feel?” But have you heard of talk therapy?

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