Policing and Increased Risk of HIV?

In Health by rapsheet

Being a police officer does not generally put one at increased risk for contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, although precautionary protection is advised. Increased risk of HIV comes from direct blood-to-blood contact.  Good hygiene measures reduce one’s risk of exposure to HIV as well as other infectious agents like hepatitis B or hepatitis C.  Any person infected with …

Outdoor Exercise

In Health by rapsheet

Doubtless the recent warm sunny weather has many of you thinking about how you’re going to look in your bathing suits, or about whether your body is ready for all the hiking, biking, and outdoor fun that makes most of us love the Northwest. Does that sound like you? If so, what do you do? Is it time to join …