Comment on Wildfires: What YOU Need to Know… by Ronald Hodgson

If dust masks don’t provide adequate protection, what kind of mask is effective? Firefighters live by LCES. Lookouts—Communication—Escape Routes— Safety Zones. For people living in high wildfire hazard areas, this means there are effective ways to detect a fire start and these detection methods are reinforced during times of high fire danger and hot, dry, […]

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Comment on Raising Awareness to Prevent Prescription Opioid Overdoses by Andrea C.

Prevention of opioid use is the key to combating the opioid epidemic, limiting initial exposure is a fundamental element in the fight. The epidemic has experienced a shift in opioids being abused which has been a direct result of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and the CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, the decrease in prescribed opioid related […]

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Comment on Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic by Clerissa J.

I believe in order to combat the opioid epidemic, there must be many avenues of approach. Pre-emptive and reactive care from the patient’s perspective must be available and affordable. I have read a few studies were implementing new procedures in the emergency room and in post-surgery care has been effective from a pre-emptive standpoint. If […]

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