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Giving Thanks for the Second Nature of First Responders

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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.

Targeting the Healers: When Governments Attack Health Workers in Times of Conflict

Andrea Gittleman | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Andrea Gittleman

Repressive governments too often target health systems, including doctors, hospitals, and ambulances, as part of a larger crackdown on a civilian population.

The Psychological Impact of Earthquake in Haiti

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Just about every survivor in Haiti can be expected to be going through a very personal grieving process and many will experience at least some symptoms of post traumatic stress.