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Beyond #GivingTuesday: Start a Relationship of Impact

Jeff Meer | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Jeff Meer

In 2013, just after super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, I attended a benefit reception to support an NGO that had been working in the Philipp...

Flight Emergency Advice Works Just as Well Back on the Ground

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Carolyn Massiah UCF Forum columnist Save yourself first! This one sentence is a valuable piece of advice I wish I had received and fully embraced...

A Real EE-mergency!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 10.21.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Perspective....it's a hard thing to learn sometimes, but yesterday I heard someone talking about an emergency and my mind drifted back many years to a...

The Freedom To Fail: Simulations And The Future Of Our Species

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 08.11.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

If all goes as planned, in 18 days the hatch will open and our one-year mission to simulated space will end.

Preparing Your Family for a Terrorist Attack

Karen English | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Karen English

Watching the news last month I found myself crying again! Over the awful terrifying horror of yet another terrorist attack. Last June, packed for our...

5 Life-Saving Emergency Tips Everyone Should Know

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

As an ER doctor, I've seen countless patients whose lives were saved by a quick-thinking and knowledgeable bystander or loved one. We never know where life may lead -- and every single one of us can learn these life-saving techniques. (Cue ER theme music).

Beyond the Highlight Reel, When Living Out Loud Gets Hard

Gretchen Palmer | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women
Gretchen Palmer

As curators of content, we don't post things people don't want to consume. And while it's important to always put your best self forward, one should also be honest, authentic and transparent about the not-so-good-stuff.

Wildfire App Alerts Users of Emergency Situations

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

It's difficult to feel safe while venturing outside at night or in suspicious areas. While it's a troubling reality in many urban areas, college campuses are also vastly susceptible to public threats, where evening classes and late-night study sessions are unavoidable, and crime rates seem disproportionately high.

Here's How To Improve Your Chances Of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

People who go into cardiac arrest (their hearts stop beating) on the middle or upper floors of high-rise buildings may be less likely to survive the o...

Támesis, Colombia: A Beacon for Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

'House of Health (HH)' San Juan de Dios is nestled in the middle of the charming town of Támesis. From a public health perspective, the HH San Juan de Dios is on the cutting edge of progressive innovation.

Letter from Granizal, Colombia, To The World...And Back

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

During the early 1990's, Medellin had the world's highest homicide rate of 400 for every 100,000 people. The history of violence and the influx of people into this urban area demanded a change in the way people understood and lived in their city.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Desplazados: The Invisible Citizens

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

As we boarded the plane from Boston to Medellin, Colombia, and our tickets were being scanned one by one, we realized the importance of being counted.

5 Things Every Parent of Young Kids Should Know in Case of an Emergency

Rachel Brehm | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Rachel Brehm

When your child is sick, hurting and scared, you will feel powerless, overwhelmed and angry. Continue to move forward, and keep this in the back of your restless mind: This too shall pass.

The Best Way to Protect Children? Support Education

Up For School | Posted 12.07.2016 | Education
Up For School

Photo: Russell Watkins/UK Department for International Development By Alex K. Monroe, Senior Campaigns Manager, Walk Free Movement Months after ...

Busy Woman's Guide: An ER Doc's Tips for Keeping Your Cool

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

People who can function in a crisis are no less emotional, no less invested, no less worried, than those who cannot function. It's a mindset, and it takes practice. Try these tips and see for yourself -- and remember, you've got this.

One of the Nation's Largest Catholic Hospital Systems Says It Can Deny Women Emergency Care Because of Its Religious Affiliation

Brigitte Amiri | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Brigitte Amiri

I suppose it shouldn't really have come as a surprise. But there it was in black and white in a recent court document: Trinity Health, one of the largest health care systems, saying that because of religious exemption laws, its Catholic affiliation allows it to violate the law and refuse to provide pregnant women with emergency medical care.

Be Your Own MacGyver And Craft A Homemade Spare Key

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.11.2015 | Weird News

Those of a certain age might remember MacGyver, the special agent on TV who could make gadgets out of ordinary items. (And if you don't recall, a plan...

How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread...

5 Quick Tips for Dealing With a Pet Poisoning Emergency

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

In 2013, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) processed nearly 180,000 cases of pets potentially exposed to toxic substances. The APCC has c...

Higher Ground

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 10.06.2016 | Religion
Bil Hitchcock

Pastor Wayne H. Reeves in Ridgeville, SC, near Summerville, SC, watched the rain fall all day, like so many in Carolinians...but he had a different view than most. He watched as a casket slowly made its way to the surface, buoyed by the floodwaters, the flowers atop intact.

If You Have a Stake in Public Health Preparedness, You Have a Stake in the Budget Debate

Shaun Donovan | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

As you hear a lot of talk in the news about a potential government shutdown, make sure you understand exactly what's at stake in the broader budget debate.

Lessons from the Butte Fire

In the Gold Country | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
In the Gold Country

Three times the fire whipped up the sides of the canyon toward our town. There are still tree stumps smoking and small fires burning. The overhead planes bringing and dumping water have stopped, and the feeling of being in the middle of Apocalypse Now is starting to subside.

Life-Saving Tech Solutions Created From The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Jana Sweeny | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

Then the evacuees started to arrive in Baton Rouge. One woman desperately begged for my phone. Her husband was injured during the storm and they were plucked off their roof by separate helicopters. She didn't know where he was. She didn't know if he was alive. Since that time, everyday technology has made numerous and significant advances to keep people safe and families connected.

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?