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O as in obese

Obesity related healthcare costs will increase from $48 to $66 billion per year by 2030

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe workplace per Cal/ OSHA Act of 1973.

Cheering for concussion awareness

Knowing how concussions occur, signs and symptoms, along with precautionary steps, your program can take are vital to a successful concussion management program.

Preventing tumbling injuries in cheerleading

Back handsprings cause the most tumbling injuries, and require spotters to be both experienced and vigilant when supervising this activity.

Opioids

The United States is experiencing an opioid crisis that has clinical and safety implications for EMS.

Exertional heat stroke

Review the risk factors for exertional heat stroke.

What we do know about Ebola

Ebola is a simple virus. It consists of seven genes that are wrapped in two layers of protein. This is packaged with a polymerase (enzyme) and wrapped in a membrane studded with glycoproteins (proteins with sugar attached).

"Taps" is not a Christmas Carol

There are those of us who have only heard “Taps” on Memorial Day, at presidential funerals or in John Wayne movies. Most of us have watched a president place the wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salute and stand at attention while “Taps” is played.

Predicting injury and illness at camp – The benefits of electronic medical records

It is essential that camps do everything in their power to reduce unnecessary risk and liability.

Food choking hazards in child care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) outlines that choking on food poses an important and relatively under-addressed problem for U.S. children.