Many people who receive these lasting tributes – to loved ones, to pop culture, to religion, or to whatever they’re into – generally know what to look for when selecting a reputable tattoo parlor. Does the artist wear gloves? Does the tattoo shop sterilize their equipment? Did the artist open a sterile needle in front of you? Are things like inks and ointments portioned out for individual use? If the artist can pass this mental checklist, most people feel pretty safe.
Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events
August 22nd, 2012 4:01 pm ET - Blog Administrator
August 16th, 2012 10:37 am ET - Blog Administrator
West Nile virus season is off to an early start this year, which doesn’t bode well for what’s to come. Most West Nile virus exposures in the United States occur from July through October, with a peak during the first two weeks of August. Peak season in Texas is under way, and there are already 336 cases of West Nile illnesses, including 14 deaths reported as of August 13, making this the largest outbreak of West Nile virus in Texas since 2003. The virus has been appearing in many parts of the country, but almost half of the cases are in Texas and the numbers are rising.
August 10th, 2012 10:41 am ET - Blog Administrator
By Kathleen LaPorte
Twelve years of school, countless numbers of standardized test, a tassel, a diploma, and a college acceptance letter and you are fully prepared for college, or are you? We’ve put together a few helpful tips on how to get ready for college.
August 2nd, 2012 12:47 pm ET - Blog Administrator
By Regina Quadir
Power outages and traffic jams are not unusual for India. But never before has half the country lost power all at once. Yesterday’s blackout in India was the worst electrical blackout in history, leaving 670 million people without power for about 15 hours.
July 25th, 2012 4:37 pm ET - Blog Administrator
A recent national poll by Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation surveyed 1,000 Americans about their personal preparedness behaviors and the results show that we’re not ready:
July 13th, 2012 12:36 pm ET - Blog Administrator
The effects of a disaster are not always physical. Houses and roads can be rebuilt and physical wounds will heal, but the emotional scars from a disaster can often be harder to fix.
In 2008 Cedar Rapids, Iowa experienced extreme flooding that wiped out businesses and homes, disrupting daily life and displacing residents. While other groups work on rebuilding the physical structures damages during the floods, the Upper Midwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UMPERLC) has been developing resources to prepare communities for the emotional and psychological needs following a disaster.
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