Wilderness medicine providers know that prevention and early intervention are critical to a successful day hike, camping trip, or multiple week expedition. Those same skills of prevention and early intervention are applicable to all aspects of life. Some things you probably do already (or should be) include wearing a seatbelt, not using tobacco, wearing a cycling helmet, and eating whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
This week is National Public Health Week. Take a moment to watch this video about the important public health challenges facing us and the simple steps we can all take to make the Healthiest Nation in One Generation.
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This blog was submitted by:
Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P, WEMT