Study aims to reduce rates of cancer and cardiovascular disease among firefighters

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – When it comes to the interruption of sleep, firefighters have it pretty bad. Springing into action and having to be totally alert seconds after being awakened from a deep sleep is not uncommon for a firefighter.

One of the many San Diego firefighters being studied by scientists at UCSD and the Salk Institute in La Jolla is San Diego  Fire Captain Michael Nuwanis. The goal of the assessment is to help firefighters avoid health problems linked to crazy sleep cycles because firefighters are getting sicker.

KUSI’s John Soderman shares the details in this special report.

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