Personal Trainer

Weber, Michael
December 2007
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p34
Trade Publication
The article provides information related to disease prevention and wellness for fire fighters in the U.S. Assessing and treating patients with hypertension can reduce the risk of stroke. Study shows that combination therapy works well across ethnic subgroups and should be considered as fire departments become more diverse. To lessen cardiovascular disease, departments, health providers and fire departments should create personalized strategic health plans.


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