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Firefighters make more medical calls than fires

Firefighters really are on the front line of the health care crisis. Check out this article in the NYT today.http://tinyurl.com/na4fcr

Firefighters see chronic western disease up close every shift

Firefighters see chronic western disease up close every shift

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As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.
  • Carole

    Yes, and many of these calls point to a drastic need for people to focus on preventable, contollable disease through diet modification. Bariatric ambulance? We should not have to resource such a thing but…that is what our culture has driven us to.

    Really hard to be patient, sympathetic and “appropriate”.

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