TITLE

Departments Needed for Heart Research

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the research fund for the fire service culture related to health and wellness provided by the American Heart Association to the University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. They will conduct an interview with the fire chiefs and volunteer firefighters to determine how the culture of fire service affects their health and lives. This will also reveal the impact of the cultural factors on the cardiovascular-health promotion program monitoring.
ACCESSION #
31540605

 

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