I know the post below isn’t specifically related to “First Responders”, but seeing as how Heart Attacks (Cardiovascular Health) seems to be right up there at the top of the list for LODDs….
Folks, take care of yourself. Take care of your heart. Stay in shape. If tests are offered through your department = utilize them. Stay on top of your game!! The time to take care of yourself is from the beginning – people are relying on you.
My recent schedule has regrettably made it a bit tricky to write over the past couple of months. After getting home from a long day, seeing friends or going to the gym has usually trumped making a post. Hopefully this will be the first of several to get back on track.
Throughout this past week, a common theme keeps popping-up when I talk to friends – particularly to those not in healthcare. That is, the value of preventative medicine. There are different types of prevention: primary, secondary, tertiary and primordial. Primary prevention deals with stopping an illness from occurring in the first place (e.g. avoiding lung cancer by not smoking). Secondary prevention is to catch a disease after it starts, but before symptoms appear, such as through screening techniques (e.g. colonoscopies for colon cancer). Of course this has to be an illness that can be readily treated at the…
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