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    Taking Care of Your Shoulders

    Taking Care of Your Shoulders
    A Navy Chief emailed me about his recent shoulder injury. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and freak accidents can occur at the strangest of times. He writes: "I am an avid lifter. I lift all the time and have done bodybuilding competitions, so you would think I would be pretty strong. At only thirty years old, I was closing ...
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    Run Faster

    I received several e-mails last week about running faster. A few requested workouts for their 1.5 mile, 2 mile or three mile PFT runs and several were runners who compete 5K and 10K races on the weekends. Since all these distances use relatively the same training philosophy - short distance , faster pace - I decided to answer them all ...
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    Breathing During Exercise and Daily Activity

    This week, I received an email from an Army Soldier who was having a difficult time running a few months ago. His breathing patterns were so erratic that he was basically hyperventilating while running his two mile PFT run. Once he started breathing properly as well as exhaling FULLY, he was able to perform better in the run – not only ...
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    Learn How the Mind and Body Works with the Five Psychological Phases of Fitness

    Learn How the Mind and Body Works with the Five Psychological Phases of Fitness
    Whether you are a military, special operations officer, an athlete, or just a regular person seeking to lose weight, all groups experience similar personal obstacles. Those who succeed in their training programs learn to conquer self-doubt. That is the key to fitness! Every day, excited people join fitness clubs determined to attend classes or workout for an hour a day, five ...
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    After the Fire Strikes - More Information

    *The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes.* 1. Contact your local disaster relief service, such as The Red Cross, if you need temporary housing, food and medicines. 2. If you are insured, contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting the property, conducting inventory and contacting fire damage restoration ...
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    The First 24 Hours - Securing Yourself and The Site

    Contact your local disaster relief service, such as the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army, to help with your immediate needs, such as: - Temporary Housing - Food - Medicine - Eyeglasses - Clothing - Other Essential Items +Contact your insurance agent/company.+ _Cautions!!!_ - Do not enter the damaged site. Fires can rekindle from hidden, smoldering remains. - Normally, the ...
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    After A Fire: Insurance

    +*Insured*+ Give notice of the loss to the insurance company or the insurer's agent/company. Ask the insurance company what to do about the immediate needs of the dwelling, such as covering doors, windows, and other exposed areas, and pumping out water. Ask your insurance agent/company what actions are required of you. Some policyholders may be required to make an inventory of ...
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    Exposing an Invisible Killer: The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

    Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 500 lives and sends another 15,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.1 The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide fumes. *+Understanding the ...
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    Earthquakes and Fire Safety

    A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after an earthquake. You can greatly reduce ...
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    Danger Above: A Factsheet on High-Rise Safety

    Recent fatal fires in high-rise structures have prompted Americans to rethink fire safety. A key to fire safety for those who live and work in these special structures is to practice specific high-rise fire safety and prevention behaviors. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) would like you to know there are simple fire safety steps you can take to prevent the ...
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    Asbestos Dangers - During and After Fires

    Asbestos Dangers - During and After Fires
    There are many factors that play into the dangers of fires. Besides being exposed to the obvious immediate hazard as the fire itself, smoke inhalation of carbon monoxide poison, and collapsing buildings, there is a less obvious factor that may be more dangerous—asbestos exposure. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is a known carcinogen. This fiber consists of ...
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    Fireplace and Home Fire Safety

    More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and ...
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    Electrical Safety in Manufactured Homes

    Electrical Safety in Manufactured Homes
    +*Home Dangers*+ Every year nearly 4,000 Americans die in home fires and approximately 20,000 are injured. Electrical fires are one of the leading types of home fires, especially in manufactured homes. By following some simple rules on electrical safety you can reduce the likelihood of an electrical fire in your home. *+Prevent Electrical Problems+* Studies of electrical fires in homes show ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Employment

    Becoming an EMT: Employment
    EMTs and paramedics held about 210,700 jobs in 2008. Most career EMTs and paramedics work in metropolitan areas. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics are more common in small cities, towns, and rural areas.These individuals volunteer for fire departments, emergency medical services, or hospitals and may respond to only a few calls per month. Paid EMTs and paramedics were employed in a number ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Earnings

    Earnings of EMTs and Paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median hourly wages of EMTs and paramedics were $14.10 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.13 and $18.28.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.08, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.77. ...
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    Finding Time to Workout

    Finding Time to Workout
    I have received a few emails asking about a good workout you can do in your hotel room while on travel or in your living room when too busy to go to the weight room. This email is from a civilian high school student who aspires to become a member of the Armed Services. "I was trying to figure out how ...
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    School Bus Extrication - Part 4: Time for Extrication

    When this column reaches you, school for the most part will be out for the summer. However, there are year around schools all across the state. My step daughter Taylor, attends a year around middle school and attended a year around elementary school. So just because it may be summer, doesn’t mean that some of the school buses are not still ...
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    FireLink Exclusive: 5-Alarm Fire Gear Deals!

    Have you been looking to purchase some new quality fire gear but just can't afford it? Well, we have done the work for you! FireLink has partnered with top fire gear providers who are slashing prices and offering FireLink members a special discount on their products!Don't have an account? Sign Up Now to take advantage of this great offer! Get ...
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    Cardio Alternatives

    Cardio Alternatives
    This week, I had a question that comes from a frustrated exerciser who likes to swim and either cannot make the pool times or the pool is closed at the times he can reserve time in his schedule. Cross-training with other cardio options is always healthy. Runners get injured three times as much as people who cross-train with swimming, biking and ...
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    Preventing and Treating Heart Disease from NY's Top Doc

    Preventing and Treating Heart Disease from NY's Top Doc
    THE SPECIALIST: DR. SAMIN SHARMA As the Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Intervention at Mount Sinai, Dr. Samin Sharma is a cardiologist who performs 1400-1500 interventions per year. In practice for 18 years, he has the highest angioplasty success rate in New York state. WHO’S AT RISK: Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that reopens the clogged arteries of the ...
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