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American Blackout

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By Kristen Nordlund This Sunday night there might be a few things vying for your attention – it’s Game 4 of the World Series, the Packers face the Vikings, and there’s a new episode of The Walking Dead. In addition to sports and the undead, the National Geographic Channel is debuting a movie about what happens when Read More >

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Just One Breath: How Voices of Valley Fever Were Heard Coast to Coast

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By William Heisel One year ago, valley fever was a disease that few people outside of Arizona or Central California had heard of. Caused by breathing in spores from a fungus that grows in the dirt throughout the Southwest, coccidioidomycosis – as it is formally known – can cause serious illness and a painful death. It spreads Read More >

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Do 1 Thing: Be Informed

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By: Cate Shockey Getting correct information during an emergency is critical to making the right decisions.  There are many ways to stay informed, from staying connected to information from local authorities to knowing how your community alerts residents of dangerous situations. Make sure your family can receive, understand, and act on information in an emergency. Read More >

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Hospital Preparedness and the Boston Marathon Bombing

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In the last eight years, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has conducted 78 large scale emergency drills.  On the afternoon of April 15, immediately following the two bombs set off during the Boston marathon, it was time to put their well-practiced plans into action. Read More >

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Helping Children Cope With a Disaster

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David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP Children often become distressed after a disaster, especially if it has directly impacted them or someone they care about.  They may also feel sad or sorry for others and want very much to help them.  Worries that something similar will happen to them or their family may lead them to Read More >

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Dobbins Air Reserve Base: Hurricane Katrina

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  The day after Hurricane Katrina hit, Sheri Russo got the call from the Cobb County Public Health Department that the National Medical Disaster System (NMDS) would be activated in Marietta, Georgia. As the field coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Sheri Russo covers seven counties in the Atlanta metro area.  She is the Read More >

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