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  • Heart disease common among firefighters who die of cardiac arrest

    09/05/2018
  • More Firefighters are killed each year by heart attacks than fire, smoke, or dangerous gasses.

    More Firefighters are killed each year by heart attacks than fire, smoke, or dangerous gasses.

    02/02/2018

    Could a solution be a traditional Greek eating pattern (better known as the Mediterranean diet)? Dr. Stefanos Kales is Cambridge Health Alliance's Chief of Occupational Health.  He is also a Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Chan School of Public Health. In this TEDx talk from Rhode, Greece, he describes the background and rationale of his team’s $ 1.5-million, 3-year, competitive research grant from the US Dept. of Homeland Security to conduct Mediterranean Diet Nutritional Inter...

  • Indianapolis Firefighters Participate in Harvard Heart Study Led by CHA's Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH

    05/14/2014

    INDIANAPOLIS — Firefighters have one of the nation’s most dangerous jobs. But the leading cause of death among firefighters has nothing to do with flame. Instead, it has everything to do with their hearts. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death among on-duty firefighters, and it strikes sooner for firefighters than for others.  The United States Fire Administration reports that nearly half of firefighter fatalities are due to heart attacks (48.1 percent) — nearly eight times more than t...