Forest Service: wildfire smoke is “bad for your health”

Above: The Cottonwood Fire west of Chadron, Nebraska, July 18, 2012. Photo by Bill Gabbert. The article below was written and published by the U.S. Forest Service. It seems ironic that much of the smoke described comes from fires being fought or “managed” on the agency’s lands, but this article does not address what is … Continue reading “Forest Service: wildfire smoke is “bad for your health””

The brain needs sleep to perform nightly maintenance — for firefighters and everyone else

At the top of the article: USFS photo. The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of waste? New research suggests it has to do with sleep. In … Continue reading “The brain needs sleep to perform nightly maintenance — for firefighters and everyone else”