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The Sport of Staying Injury-Free

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.17.2015 | 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?

Siri Calls 911 For Teen Pinned Under Fallen Truck

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology

WATERHILL, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri. Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says the voice recognition service on his i...

On Bangui's Once Blood-Stained Streets, Delicate Signs of a Slowly Returning Peace

Crystal Wells | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

For people in Bangui, December 5, 2013 was a day so horrific it does not need a month or year to identify it. Instead, it is referred to simply as 'le cinq' or 'the fifth.'

Near Nepal's Earthquake Epicenter, Shifting Through Rubble to Find What Remains

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Most of the older people we spoke to in Bakrang do not want to leave, despite the challenging landscape. Having lost everything, they will not only need basic relief supplies to get by, but also help to recover.

Let's Rebuild Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Subhash Ghimire

With thousands of our people in remote villages running out of time while relief supplies and volunteers wait to be deployed, our government insists o...

Quiet Fortitude in the ER

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

In Maureen Dowd's recent piece, "A Stroke of Fate," she describes the case of her niece, Tara, a young and athletic woman who suffered a rare type of stroke caused by a separation of the inner layers of an artery supplying her brain.

Devastating Earthquake in Nepal: Humanitarian Relief and Tackling Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

I remember looking at the thousands of flimsy shacks and hovels lining Kathmandu's dusty slums and the sturdier, but still precarious, multi-tiered family homes, and the cheaply-built apartment blocks and ornate temples that collectively give the city its colorful distinctive appearance. We all understood and feared what a big earthquake would surely do there.

How to Cancel a Trip If Someone Dies

Map Happy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

If you've got other travel arrangements planned when you get the bad news, it's good to know that even airlines can be human in the worst of time.

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Summer Camps

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Joshua Gleis

Regrettably, too many camp administrators are passing off concerns of parents as overreactions, claiming that there is nothing that can really be done in such wide-open environments. Others recognize the threat but are misallocating their limited resources.

"This Year We Will Have Hunger:" Fears of Food Shortages in Southern Africa After Floods

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

While the first harvest is entirely lost, the hope is that farmers can plant again before the rains stop altogether so that there is hope of having some food to harvest this year. However, the crops will still take months to grow and many families will need food assistance in the interim.

The 4 Things an Air Force Special Ops Pararescueman Taught Me

Sethly Davis | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

What I learned from Josh the former Pararescueman is that the way to manage fear is to plan for what to do if and when something does go wrong. People are fearful when they are uncertain about what they are facing and about what they can do. Josh taught us how to figure out what had happened, and he taught us what was in our scope of practice to do.

4 Tips For Building An Emergency Fund

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

As good as our planning may be, life rarely goes according to plan. This is especially true when it comes to personal finances. Your car might break down, or you could incur an unexpected medical expense -- it happens. That's why being prepared for such an event is so important.

Over $400 Million Pledged for Life-saving Humanitarian Fund

Louis Belanger | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Dozens of donors today pledged some $418 million to the United Nations' CERF at the annual high-level conference. The funds will support critical, life-saving humanitarian operations in 2015.

Giving Thanks for the Second Nature of First Responders

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

As I glanced up the stairs, the crowd of tweens suddenly parted and down rolled this jacket-clad snowball of a boy right at me. Luckily, I was standing in the middle of the stairs. By reflex, my body traveled back to high school and struck the pose of a third-baseman fielding a ground ball.

Caution: Slippery Loan Ahead!

Nezir Sinani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements.

Save Your Life: Get ICE

David Kessler | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kessler

ICE stands for "in case of emergency." All hospital, police, firemen and paramedics know what ICE means. If something happens to you or someone you love, emergency personnel will search your phone for a contact called ICE.

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

Net Neutrality Debate Threatens 911 Emergency Services

Russell Jones | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Russell Jones

While the net neutrality debate rages on across the blogosphere and peeks its head out again in Washington, D.C., much of the United States remains ei...

Stressed or Blessed? 60 Seconds or Less Can Be the Dealbreaker

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

You know how it goes. Something hits you wrong and you fly off the handle. Just like that. Yesterday morning I was absorbed in to-do details yakkin...

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Watch: Mom Fends Off Intruder Alone After Calling 911 37 Times

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Alicia Cappola of Everett, Washington, said she called 911 37 times after a man tried breaking into her home on Thursday. An hour after her first call...

Living in the Moment

Dana King | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana King

All of the stress and disappointment I had felt earlier that day was now so small and seemed so far away. Those were just things that happened. But this was living... just my boy and me and that perfect moment in time.

Torn Apart by War and Genocide, a Father and Son Reunited

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.