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The Real Story Behind the Michigan Teacher Pension Bill

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.02.2016 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

(Note: In addition to being a college counselor, Patrick O'Connor is an award-winning instructor in political science.) It's been an unsettling week...

Suffering and Burnout in the ER

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

To everyone who sees and intervenes in life and death situations, I say this: You've done more good than you can ever imagine.  If you tell me it hurts too much to go back, then there's no shame. Go in peace.

Yoga for First Responders

Rob Schware | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist as well as a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and consultant in the field o...

Perils of Fire Fighting: Too Much Heat and Too Little Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We just got a bracing dose of this reality in a report issued by the CDC. The rate of overweight and obesity is higher among fire fighters -- at 70 percent -- than the general population.

What I Want You to Hear in Tribute to 9/11

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin Luise

Today, may the gentle sounds of our whispered blessings rise up and join together in the September skies, covering our nation with a sheltering blanket of reverence, unity, and meaning.

Firefighter Killed Battling Wildfires In Oregon

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

(Adds Hammack's age, governor visit) By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Ore. - Aug 2 (Reuters) - A firefighter killed while bat...

Why Were the Granite Mountain Hotshots at Risk?

Landon Jones | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Landon Jones

Hotshots earn something like $13 an hour -- though their paychecks grow during the fire season. But what were the Granite Mountain Hotshots defending?

WATCH: Passengers Escape Flooded Bus

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.21.2013 | Home

The next time you complain about clogged public transportation, consider yourself lucky to be swimming in a sea of humanity and not a literal sea of w...

How You Can Help Those Suffering From Austerity Cuts

Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact

Austerity measures have sent shivers of fear through Europe -- and are starting to have a devastating effect on municipalities large and small in the ...

This Emergency Needs a Response

Austin Beutner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

How many more unfortunate tragedies like the March 2nd fire in South Los Angeles have to occur before something is done? Any way we look at it, it's taking far longer for our firefighters to respond to an emergency than it used to.

Fire Captain Of A New Jersey Town Is Targeted For Deportation

Posted 11.29.2011 | Latino Voices

Every day Jesus Manolo Donis tackles a full agenda. He takes his 3-year-old son to school and makes sure his stepdaughter makes her therapies. He coo...

Jason Cherkis

Texas Firefighters Forced To Buy Their Own Gear | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Texas, firefighters aren't just battling the wild fires raging around Austin and Houston. The state's first responders have also had ...

Unions Are Wrong to Refuse to Build the Mosque

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Milazzo

Those union members vowing not to work on the mosque may believe they're taking principled stands, but what they're really doing is exhibiting unnecessary fear and being emotionally and mentally weak.

Deadly Consequences of Being Black?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Henry Adams

If New York's police force includes so many deadly marksmen, couldn't uncharged suspects merely be stopped without being killed? For pointing out an i...