Archives for October 2, 2004

CDC gives chainsaw advice

For those hurricane victims with internet access, and wondering how they should be safe with a chainsaw:
CDC Hurricanes | Preventing Chain Saw Injuries

Each year, approximately 36,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries from using chain saws. The potential risk of injury increases after hurricanes and other natural disasters, when chain saws are widely used to remove fallen or partially fallen trees and tree branches.

It’s all good advice, and I guess the CDC’s as good an agency as any to push this kind of thing. I think the best use would be to print this out and post it in home improvement stores and the like.

I don’t know if the CDC tracks this stuff, but I’m betting there are more injuries caused by the cleanup than by all the hurricanes (in the US).

via the Medbloggers Instapundit, MedPundit

A Primer on Sports Doping

Commentary: Waiting for the day when ‘I’ve never tested positive’ may mean something

The key to understanding all of this is knowing the key doping substances used, how they work, how they are tested for (if they even can be), and how the testing is inadequate. What follows may appear to be an athlete’s “how to dope” primer, but in fact this information is such common knowledge to sports insiders that there’s little risk that it will corrupt anyone. None of this requires a Ph.D in anything to understand … just a certain amount of thought, an open mind, and a willingness to understand this critical aspect of doping.

A nice, cogent summary about doping aimed at the cycling world, but applies to many other sports. As it’s written by an ER Doc it’s just that much more relevant here.

thanks to Richard[Winters] for the link