PULSE Magazine | February 2019 Issue PE
ATCEMS ATTENDS ANNUAL JEMS CONFERENCE
Last week Austin-Travis County EMS Medics attended the EMS Today Conference & Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. Among those who attended were Chief Ernesto Rodriguez, our Nightwatch Nation cast members, our Austin EMS Association President Selena Xie, and an ATCEMS JEMS Games team.
CELLULAR INFLAMATION: THE STEALTH BOMBER WITHIN Most of the time, inflammation is a lifesaver that enables our bodies to fend off various disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites. The instant any of these microbes slips into the body, inflammation marshals a defensive attack any tissue it may have infected. Then just as quickly, the process subsides and healing begins .
FLASHBACK: FORMER ATCEMS DIRECTOR SHARES NEWS ARTICLES AND PICTURES FROM THE EARLY DAYS
Recently we were contacted by former EMS Department Director, Dennis Simmons, who began his career with the City of Austin’s EMS Department in December 1975 as an EMT/Paramedic. He quickly rose through the ranks, serving as Shift Supervisor, Operations Supervisor, and Deputy Director before becoming Director.
FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART HEALTH MONTH
Is it too late to change your unhealthy lifestyle? Maybe you’ve eaten one too many hamburgers or made it a daily habit to buy salty chips from the vending machine. Maybe you’ve purchased a gym membership only to stop going after a month. Poor food and exercise choices over prolonged periods of time may lead to severe health consequences.
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