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The former West Virginia football player speaks with maturity beyond his years, especially when addressing mental health concerns among African Americans.
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Starbucks union alleges the company is threatening to take away gender-affirming health care for unionized cafes
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Emergency medical technicians are putting out their own call for help, asking for change as many leave the profession because of its long hours, low pay and high level of...
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Preliminary findings from a new study involving more than 6,000 adults found that taste-related genes may play a role in determining food choices and could, in turn, influence...
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Latinos' views about science, health, Covid doctors and Hispanic representation in STEM are the focus of a new Pew Research report surveying over 3700 Hispanics.
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GENEVA - The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee of experts to determine if the expanding monkeypox outbreak that has mysteriously spread outside...
Health feed - News BreaK Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:59 PM
Didn't play in eighth grade. Told he wasn't good enough. Southland Prep graduate Tim Barnes keeps focus on NBA - and mental health issues. 'I'm not giving up now.'
Tim Barnes has a workout scheduled on June 27 with the Indianapolis Pacers. Two days later, heads out west for a workout with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Southland Prep...
Health feed - News BreaK Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:57 PM
New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health and medical patients are suing seven insurers for not covering medical cannabis costs.
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MINNEAPOLIS - A wet spring and rising temps could lead to more potentially harmful algae blooms in time for the July 5 holiday weekend. According to the Minnesota Pollution...
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Linda Villarosa says bias in the health care system and the "weathering" affect of living in a racist society are taking a serious toll on African Americans. Her new book is...
WebMD Health Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:54 PM
Researchers evaluated a pilot program in Denver where dispatchers do not send police to certain low-level, non-violent calls to 911.
Mark's Daily Apple Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:00 AM
Continuing the celebration of National Get Outdoors Month, today we're covering some essential backpacking gear, skills, and preparations that will help ensure you return from your adventure happy, healthy, and in one piece. Preparing for a backpacking trip can be intimidating—there's so much to think about! What will you eat? How much water do you need? What animals might you encounter? Should you go into your local REI and grab one of everything, or can you get away with just a shower curtain for shelter and a change of clothes like the famed Appalachian Trail hiker Grandma Gatewood? Really, all these questions boil down to: What might kill you out in nature, and how can you successfully avoid those things? First and foremost, the work you do ahead of time is aimed at staying alive. Beyond that, you want to pack smart and carry no more weight than necessary. Comfort is a consideration, too. Given a choice, even the heartiest among us would prefer not to be too hot, cold, hungry, thirsty, tired, itchy, sunburned, chafed, or blistered. Backpacking is plenty strenuous enough without extra discomforts. This isn't meant to scare you off! Backpacking can be truly transformative—a chance to disconnect from the rigors of everyday modern life, explore places you can't get to by car, test your physical and mental mettle, and reconnect with nature on a soul-deep level. Backpacking is all the more rewarding because it's challenging. The right groundwork prevents unnecessary suffering. Backpacking Checklist: What Gear to Bring You can (and probably will) spend months researching the best ultralight gear, drooling over the priciest options, and overthinking everything. It's terrifically fun and often overwhelming. The following is an overview of what you need. Protection from the elements Shelter and sleeping arrangements A way to make fire Sun protection Clothing for all possible weather (Opt for breathable, wicking fabrics. Wool is a great option. It comes in different weights for hot and cold temps, and you can wear it for multiple days before it gets smelly.) Protection from wildlife Bug spray Whistle Bear spray, bear canister Food and hydration Water and ways to make potable water (filter, iodine tablets) Food Cooking gear (stove, pan, utensils) Electrolytes Navigation Physical map of area (not just on your phone) Compass GPS unit (optional but recommended, especially in the deep wilderness) Injury and illness First aid kit Medicines Hygiene Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, etc.) Bathroom accommodations (shovel, toilet paper, wag bags if required) Miscellany Headlamp Knife, multitool Duct tape, repair kits Batteries, chargers Cash, credit card (in case you need to pop back into civilization and buy food, gear, or a ride back to your car) Tips for Backpacking There's much more to backpacking than dropping mega-bucks on gear, lacing up your boots, and heading out. First, give yourself plenty of time to train. As I said in last week's training post, backpacking is an endurance event. As with any kind of endurance feat, you need to ready your body (and mind) to … Continue reading "Backpacking Essentials: Gear, Skills, and More"