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Hypothermia Diagnosis and Treatment Could Save Lives

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Hypothermia is a life threatening condition that may result in death. It is a drop in the core body temperature of less than 95°F (35° Celsius). Thi...

To End No Wars

John Feffer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Home
John Feffer

It's become commonplace to speak of the global war on terror as a "forever war." But perhaps the problem runs a great deal deeper. Perhaps we are no longer able to end any wars.

DC's Mayor Will Evict Homeless Residents From Their Tents

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.20.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

The Mayor must ensure that the conditions and safety of emergency shelters are improved significantly so the street is never a safer option than a DC-funded and operated homeless shelter.

'A Walk in the Woods': Negotiating Nature on the Appalachian Trail

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Joseph Cooper

The movie adaptation of A Walk in the Woods is on solid footing with Bill Bryson's chronicle of the struggles, discomforts, and deprivations he endured -- and gratifications he derived -- as he explored the Appalachian Trail in the spring and summer of 1996. The book conveys the trepidations he experienced -- the perils encountered, and imagined.

Homeless Families Win Class Action Lawsuit

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 07.28.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

This decision is a resounding victory for homeless families based not just on esoteric interpretations of law, but on a common understanding of basic human rights that must be protected for all DC residents, no matter their income.

Elsa The Kitten Saved From Severe Hypothermia, And Given A Fairy-Tale Ending

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.17.2014 | Good News

This little feline was on the verge of death when a shelter saved her life. Allison Baker of Denver, Colorado, got an urgent call on Thursday from...

Police Officer Undresses To Perform 'Skin To Skin' Treatment On Man With Hypothermia

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.29.2014 | Good News

One police officer in Canada went beyond the call of duty in a desperate attempt to save a man's life, last week. After high winds caused a 23-yea...

No Sweet Dreams For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.06.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.

San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that the...

Touring in the Cold: What Travelers From Mild Climates Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

I've learned a few things about how to keep exploring comfortably and safely instead of shivering into the hotel or cruise sauna for half the vacation. So pull off your gloves, cozy up with a steaming drink, and take note.

DC's new status quo: homeless families, children left in the cold

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

If you follow DC news, you are well aware of the recent buzz around the crisis facing homeless families in the District. While this issue needs to be ...

Hot and Cold on Homelessness

Amanda Andere | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Amanda Andere

Summer's scorching days mean it's time to plan for the cold. Our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program help the homeless in our community survive the winter weather.

Post50 Winter Health Risks: Don't Let The Cold Kill You!

Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

On the heels of 2011's record-breaking summer heat wave that saw oppressive temperatures and stifling humidity grip cities as far-flung as Wichita, Ka...

When Kids Are Left in Cars: Blame the Brain

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Kent Greenfield

I have never forgotten my child in the back of the car, or at school, or at a friend's house. But I understand how it could happen, and I bet most parents can, too.

Would You Climb Everest In Shorts And Sandals? How An 'Iceman' Stays Warm

AOL Weird News | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Would you take an ice bath -- for over an hour? Would you run a half marathon -- in the Arctic Circle? Would you try climbing Mt. Everest -- wea...

NYPD Helicopter Rescues Two Stranded West Point Cadets | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HIGHLAND FALLS, N.Y. -- In a daring nighttime run, amid conditions that left no room for error, a New York City police helicopter hoisted two shiverin...

Polar Plunging at the North Pole

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In August, 100 adventure tourists and I boarded a Quark Expeditions icebreaker for the two-week cruise to the North Pole.

Surfer Dude Health Hazards -- Just When You Thought It Was Safe To...

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The waves are likely to get a lot more populated in the coming weeks, and moments of exuberance and bliss along the coastline can be ruined by heath hazard.

Mind Over Muscle: What Really Happened to those NFL Players Lost at Sea?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

How did one man -- not a pro football player -- survive this ordeal while the other three perished? Was it a miracle? Or was it a wrenching case-study of the laws of survival in extreme situations?

How Do I Survive a Winter Storm? -- 5 Myths Debunked

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Sherwood

Some 95 percent of those who perish in cold water aren't actually hypothermic. The cold doesn't kill them -- it's the terror, which leads to drowning and heart attacks.

Torture: A modest proposal

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

While the Bush administration has no doubt made errors in the course of its valiant attempts to protect us all, in one respect it has displayed admirable creativity, from which the Obama administration could benefit.

Delirious Bears Fan Rescued After Hours In Cold

STNG/CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Police officer is being credited with saving the life of a man who was found early Tuesday gloveless and in a near delirious state possibly ...