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Changes to Be Celebrated

The most rewarding aspect of my job is when the light bulb goes off for someone and they make changes that improve the quality of their lives. Marshall Morehead from Walterboro City Fire is one of th... Read More...

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Shake Away Stress with Tension and Trauma Release Exercises

I loved being a paramedic and spent 30 years serving in emergency services. What I didn’t count on was the nightmares, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Read More...

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Why is it important?

The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight go far beyond improved energy and smaller clothing sizes. By losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you are also likely to enjoy these quality-of-... Read More...

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Beaches® Turks and Caicos Getaways For Every Mood

Escape to a paradise with five villages in one magnificent resort designed for families to reconnect. Boasting the architecture and ambience of the Caribbean, Italy, Key West and France, Beaches Tu... Read More...

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Strength - Endurance - Nutrition

These are three terms that are not exclusive to elite athletes, but often are ones that only get used in a sports setting. They are terms that can and should be used to describe what each one of us s... Read More...

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FBHA: Takin’ It to the Streets

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) has been traveling across the U.S. and Canada for over seven years. We have met thousands upon thousands of EMS and firefighter brothers and sisters. We ... Read More...

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Paleo vs. Keto Diet

As I travel around testing firefighters, EMS, and police, it is very common to discuss dietary habits and changes annually. Two of the hottest diet trends are the Paleo and Keto Diet. Read More...

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Beaches® Negril Where The Whole Family Can Go to Relax and Reconnect

For first-responders seeking the ultimate getaway, Beaches® Resorts, boasting three unique locations across Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, is the perfect paradise for everyone to unwind. Read More...

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Faith, Hope, Love

While on vacation with my family the week of July 4th, I thought of how truly blessed I am — as I often do — and how drastically my life has changed over the last four years, for the positive. Howeve... Read More...

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Fitness as It Relates to Firefighter Injuries

Take a minute to review the two abstracts below. Body mass index as a predictor of firefighter injury and workers’ compensation claims. Kuehl KS1, Kisbu-Sakarya Y, Elliot DL, Moe EL, D... Read More...

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Moving Cancer Education Forward

By this point, most of us have seen the numbers illustrating the occupational cancer problem in the fire service. Multiple studies have been conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safet... Read More...

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Recovery

In my past articles I have spoken of my great blessings in life, especially since my treatment and sobriety.  As an alcoholic I wanted to speak on a few of my personal struggles concerning sobriety a... Read More...

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Are We Adrenalin Junkies?

As founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance I have traveled over 130,000 air miles annually for the past three or four years. Crisscrossing the states and Canada presenting workshops for EMS... Read More...

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This is How You Eat Healthy

Have you heard people refer to BMI? Do you know what it is and how it is important to your health. BMI stands for Body Mass Index. The number is calculated using your height and weight. You can go to... Read More...

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Minimizing Cancer Risk Through Station Design

(This is part two of a two part series.) Over the past couple of decades, a silent killer is growing exponentially in the fire-fighting profession. Cancer. The number of firefighting friends... Read More...

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