A few weeks ago we brought you the news that one of the Northwoods’ own U.S. forest service employees was on the scene at the Yarnell fire in Arizona, where 19 men died fighting the blaze. Suzanne Flory has recently returned home, and WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Flory to talk about her experience at Yarnell.
People with lung-related health problems really have a hard time in heat and humidity. An official from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Association says people with lung conditions should take extra precautions.
Dona Wininesky says it's not so much the heat and humidity as it is the byproducts of those conditions...
This week National Public Radio has had stories about the digitalization of medical records. Supporters say patients get better service, and it's easier for doctors, but it does raise security concerns.
At Aspirus in Wausau Chief Information Officer Todd Richardson says in the former paper process it was more difficult to get records to the right place at the right time...
Some significant announcements are coming out of a national meeting on Alzheimer's Disease and a local spokesperson says more are coming.
The Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston this week made headlines this week says Diana Butz from the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association...
".....one of the big things that came out this week is the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and cancer and what their finding is if you have Alzheimer's you have a lower rate of cancer(and vice versa)...."
The mid-summer heat and humidity will stay for a couple of days and the American Red Cross says don't over do it.
Among the tips they provide is drink lots of water and avoid caffiene and alcohol, try to move activities to the cooler parts of the day, wear light-colored, loose fitting clothes. If you get too hot, find a public building that has air-conditioning. Always check to see pets are protected from the sun's rays and have plenty of water. Health-threatening heat exhaustion and heat stroke can come on quickly.