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11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways -- everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, t...

It's time for world leaders to fund education in emergencies

Up For School | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Jennifer Rigg, Executive Director, Global Campaign for Education - US As a parent of two active children, I see the amazing skills and knowledge ...

Five Ways Digital Payments Are Coming to the Rescue in Emergencies

Ruth Goodwin-Groen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Ruth Goodwin-Groen

The ability to make and receive payments electronically has emerged, in recent years, as a technology hero during natural disasters and health pandemics. At a time when more people than ever are affected by conflict and crisis, there is good news.

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

Why Don't We Have One Global Emergency Number?

Quora | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weird News
Quora

Why don't we have one global emergency number? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by...

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane to Crash?

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Quora

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane to Crash? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

Real Life Emergencies on Soclal Media + Your Safety

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Emergency! Emergency! Now what? Many people must feel the 2015 holiday break could not have arrived soon enough what with terrorism, crazy weather an...

WATCH: These devices are giving first responders superpowers

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology

A number of new tech innovations are helping first responders save lives more quickly during emergencies. The Bounce Imaging Explorer is a sphere wit...

When Children Don't Attend School, Tragedy Compounds Tragedy

Up For School | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
Up For School

Instead of one generation affected by disaster, losing out on education increases the risk that the impact could continue to be felt for decades, or longer. Education turns children into adults who will rebuild their own future, restore peace and establish the essentials of healthcare and infrastructure for the children they will bear. Without it, the prospects ahead look far bleaker.

The Sport of Staying Injury-Free

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

More than 8,000 kids are treated EVERY DAY in ERs for sports and recreational injuries. So, what are the key steps to encourage a child to be active and compete, while also ensuring that they're safe?

State & Local Governments Are Turning To These Private Companies To Help Warn Citizens About Natural Disasters

Pew's Stateline | Jenni Bergal | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

3 Reasons Clergy Need a Healthcare Planning App

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Clergy members are often asked to serve as a formal healthcare agent (also called a healthcare proxy or medical power of attorney) for parishioners like Alice.

5 Terrible Things I Learned Working As A 911 Dispatcher

Cracked | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

I went into the job of 911 operator and police dispatcher with certain expectations: I'd hear crazy shit, I'd help people, and everyone involved would...

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

Restoring a Sense of Normalcy for Kids in Moore

Mark Shriver | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Children need a place to recover, and their parents need a safe space for them as they take on the many tasks needed to rebuild their lives. That, along with rebuilding the community itself, will take time.

Readying for a Radiological Disaster? Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disaster and Other Radiological Emergencies

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Disaster, especially terrorism, notwithstanding its horrific initial impact on lives and property, takes its greatest toll, over time, by destabilizing the emotional -- and thus economic -- fabric of a community, state or nation.

How To Stay Present During An Emergency

Connie Corley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Connie Corley

For the first time in my 30-plus years of teaching on a university campus, I was part of an evacuation that was not just a drill. Here are the keys to "CLICK" that I found myself using in order to stay calm as this emergency unfolded.

DR Congo: Where Women Get Raped Every Day, Where Sister Helps Sister

CARE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
CARE

"But I have to live here. I have nowhere to go. I don't know if the fighting has stopped [back home]. I live here, in misery. I can't explain how hard my life is." She looks down at the sleeping baby in her arms. "I don't even have socks to put on the baby."

Humanitarian Assistance at the Crossroads

Adam C. Levine | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Adam C. Levine

Humanitarian providers of the future need to develop a far broader perspective on the complex array of issues involved in order to ensure that their good work actually does some good -- or at the very least does no harm.

Learning Lessons From the Past

Caroline Gluck | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Construction worker, Francis Abuhan, his family and some neighbours were sitting on bamboo mats in the road. Their precious belongings lay around them. Their damaged homes stood in a muddy flooded field next to them.

Learn to Use an AED: The Gift of Life

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

We've all been in public buildings and walked by the signs indicating where automated defibrillators are located. But did you know that they are simple to use and, perhaps more importantly, that they are specifically designed to be used by the general public?

5 Costs to Consider Before Getting a Pet

Women & Co | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Consider this list if you are thinking of buying a pet.

Robots and Disasters: Why Didn't I Think of That?

Christal Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Good News
Christal Smith

You don't have to speak scientific-ese to understand just how important it is to develop robots that can do what no mere human can do in times of crisis.