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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.

It's Save Your Vision Month! A Guide To Eye Emergencies

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

It's Save Your Vision Month, and to "celebrate" I have been speaking with Leila Rafla-Demetrious, M.D, a board-certified ophthalmologist on staff at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical School, to get a clear description of common eye emergencies.

Skills To Survive: Providing Refugee Women The Right To Work

Samuel Witten | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Samuel Witten

Refugees are victims of circumstances they did not create and cannot control. And women, often unaccompanied by men, caring for young children, and lacking in job skills and opportunities, generally have the most difficult time.

WATCH: Ken Jeong's Disco CPR PSA

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

We've all been there: You're having a game night with your buddies when suddenly someone collapses to the floor mid-charade. Okay, maybe we haven't al...

When Reporters Should be Humans too

Rob Crilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

It is more than a week since an earthquake wrecked Haiti's already troubled land. It has taken this long for the first reliable death tolls to be coll...

How To Survive An Emergency

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest Post by Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency In l...