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Trucker Health

What is “Rhabdo”? Bet You Can’t Guess!

This may be the first time you have ever heard the term, Rhabdo.  You may be asking yourself, "What is it? Can I get it? Is it contagious?" In this article, written for Landline,  Dr. John McElligott tells us all about "Rhabdo".  Take a few minutes and get your...

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The Voice of Cancer

Guest blog contributor, Carolyn O'byrne, shares her thoughts on oral cancer causes and ways to prevent it! Read all about it--- The Voice of Cancer.  ...

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No Shortage of Stress in Trucking

Truckers provide a very important service to all of us.  If you’ve got it, a trucker brought it, as they say.  This extremely important career often sets the stage for relationship problems, depression, stress, and physical health problems.  Lack of vacations, being...

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National Nutrition Month – How’s Your Health?

March is National Nutrition Month. What’s the big deal? Why would there be a month dedicated to this? Nutrition equals health. We all want to be healthy, and we all want quality of life. In my early years, I never knew that there was a way to eat right. I thought any...

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This One’s For The Girls – Cervical Health

The cervix is an organ that we only think about when something goes wrong with it! It is the passage between the vagina and the uterus. Among other things, it’s also a barrier that keeps vaginal bacteria out of the uterus itself and it “holds the baby in” when a woman...

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Dr. John Discusses ED and Smoking

  I recently talked about ED and Smoking on the Tim Ridley Show on XM146 Road Dog Trucking Radio.  Brad, a truck driver, wanted some additional information on this subject.  So - here you go! MEN - TIME TO GET YOUR ATTENTION! This information is hot off the presses...

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“Run with Jazzy” Where Is Jazzy Now?

j It's been seven years since Jazzy ran across America to raise awareness for drivers in need.  In 2010, 16-year-old Jazzy Jordan ran over 3,000 miles, collecting donations along the way to benefit St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. Get the update on Run for...

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Think You May Need a Sleep Study?

Many drivers go for their DOT physical and get the news that they need to have a sleep study completed before they can get get back out on the road. This can be an extreme financial hardship for the driver and his/her family.  Do you know what indicators to look for...

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Heart Attacks-They Don’t Just Happen to Men

At St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund every month, we work with truck drivers that have experienced the devastating effects of a heart attack. While the majority of the drivers are men, we have also talked with women who have had a heart attack.  One day a driver is...

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