Pilot program looks at health factors for commercial fishermen

Dr. Debra Cherry returned to Cordova earlier this week to present results from a commercial fishing health survey conducted this summer. Cherry is an Associate Professor and Director of the Occupational Medicine Training Program at the University of Washington. Not surprisingly, the study found three areas of health concern: hearing loss, upper extremity disorders and fatigue. Part of the value in the research is identifying these issues as chronic, versus acute; and also looking at underlying issues. Read the rest here 09:06