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Do 1 Thing: Unique Family Needs

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program . Join us this month as we discuss preparedness at work, school, and in your community. This month the Do 1 Thing topic addresses unique family needs.  Because every household is different, it Read More >

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Coping with Disasters

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Whether you live in tornado alley or in a hurricane-prone coastal region, it’s important to include emotional wellness activities in your diaster plan. Severe weather and evacuations can cause emotional distress such as anxiety, worry, and fear in both adults and children. Although no one can plan for a disaster, you can practice healthy coping Read More >

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Hurricane Sandy: What Have We Learned?

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By Maggie Silver Superstorm Sandy Long Beach is your typical northeastern city nestled on Long Island. A mix of apartments, homes and buildings set on the water with an idyllic boardwalk that draws in plenty of tourists during the summer months. And like many other cities in the tri-state area, it was hit hard by Read More >

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The Next Monopoly? What “Pandemic” teaches us about public health

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By Sherline Lee Even for an epidemiologist who works in public health preparedness and response, being asked to explain to the public what we do at CDC can be difficult.   Read More >

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Do 1 Thing: Work, School, and Community

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program. Join us this month as we discuss preparedness at work, school, and in your community. No matter where you are, you need to know how to make sure you and your loved ones Read More >

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From CDC to ABC: H7N9 from Hong Kong

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Taking on the role of interim CDC director can be an intimidating task, but an impending pandemic can make the position exponentially more daunting. This is the situation Dr. Richard Besser faced in 2009 when he stepped into his new job. But Besser took the task head on and guided the country’s premier health agency Read More >

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