Car Accident? Think Brain Injury!
Specialties
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Specialties
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Car Accident? Think Brain Injury!

CWSonline - September 9, 2013

Every day, motorists are at a high risk of getting involved in a car accident. Tens of thousands of car accidents happen each year resulting in the…

Many Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke Are Avoidable
Cardiology
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Cardiology
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Many Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke Are Avoidable

CWSonline - September 8, 2013

About 800,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease. But as many as 200,000 of the deaths from heart disease and stroke could be prevented if people…

Specialties
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Lyme Disease Even Scarier? Maybe

CWSonline - August 24, 2013

Black-legged (Deer) Tick(Photo: National Pest Management Association) Black-legged (Deer) Tick(Photo: National Pest Management Association)The height of tick season generally brings a spate of scary stories about Lyme…

Wilderness Medicine
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Are You Tasty to a Mosquito?

CWSonline - July 15, 2013

Whether you’re one of those people who gets eaten alive by mosquitoes depends on some pretty tangible factors, and Smithsonian Magazine runs down the reasons that make…

Wellness
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Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Emergencies

CWSonline - June 14, 2013

The best defense against heat-related emergencies is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: The best defense against heat-related emergencies is prevention. Here are some prevention tips:Drink more…

Wilderness Medicine
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Tick Season Has Begun: Are You Prepared?

CWSonline - June 6, 2013

Experts say this year’s tick season could be worse than ever. Lyme Research Alliance on the best ways to stay tick-safe this summer.A tiny deer tick can…

Hyponatremia – Overhydrating on the Trail
Wilderness Medicine
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Wilderness Medicine
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Hyponatremia – Overhydrating on the Trail

CWSonline - February 28, 2013

Water is an amazing thing – it keeps you going. Literally. However, your body is made of up SALT WATER, not fresh water. By drinking TOO much…

Wilderness Medicine
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Blister Prevention, Management & Treatment

CWSonline - February 11, 2013

By Clifton Castleman, WEMT  *Adapted from the Sierra Club’s Annual One Day Hike By Clifton Castleman, WEMT  *Adapted from the Sierra Club’s Annual One Day HikeBlisters are…

Wilderness Medicine
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Trench Foot – A Common Ailment of Hikers

CWSonline - January 31, 2013

An acquaintance of mine once lost all the feeling in his toes for three months from “trench foot.” He was lucky, in the end, that he suffered…

Public Health
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Fight the Flu. It Starts with You.

CWSonline - January 13, 2013

Influenza (better known as the Flu), has always been a potentially deadly illness, but most strains can be fought off by young healthy people. A person with…