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3 Steps to Preparing for an Emergency

Women & Co | Posted 06.17.2012 | Money
Women & Co

While there are only so many risk factors you can control, it doesn't mean you can't, or shouldn't, plan for the unexpected. Here are three steps you could take to help you prepare for an emergency.

Verizon 'Emergency' Text Alert Causes Panic In New Jersey

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 02.11.2012 | Technology

NEWARK, N.J. — Not quite the "War Of The Worlds" broadcast of a Martian invasion in New Jersey, a Verizon "emergency" alert Monday that the comp...

Fibbing About the Record for Emergency Appropriation Offsets

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The office of Majority Leader Cantor continues to actively misrepresent the facts concerning how Congress in recent years has handled emergency spending and whether or not offsetting natural disasters has been a common practice.

FCC Lays Out Plan For Texting 9-1-1

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

Consumers will be able to text and send multimedia messages to 9-1-1 emergency call centers under a new plan from the top communications regulator. ...

5 Organizations You Can Turn To During A Financial Disaster

Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact

If your car broke down tomorrow, would you be able to scrounge together enough cash to pay for repairs and cover this month's utilities? If this mak...

Seeing the World Through "Apocalypse Eyes"

Christal Smith | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

So you survived the second coming. As we embark on this post-Rapture era, don't you dare breathe a sigh of relief before hearing what Neil Strauss has to say.

Pakistan's Worst Emergency Yet

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

There are all types of emergencies in practically every part of Pakistan. No, really, we've got it all -- ranging from floods, political strife, inter...

Lesson From Japan: For Your Family's Health and Well-Being, Prepare for Disaster

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When preparing for disaster, it's crucial to assume you will need to rely on your own supplies for at least three days.

Cambodia's Bon Om Touk Stampede Preventable

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Cambodia's government failed its people at all levels.

ER Visits For Concussions Soar Among Kid Athletes

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' spor...

Emergency Powers and Thailand's Internal Colonization

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The emergency decree is still in force in 10 regions in Thailand, and allows authorities shut down media, freeze bank accounts and arrest citizens with no charges.

FCC Broadband Plan Calls For Next Generation 9-1-1

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

In the Broadband Plan, the FCC says it is vital that a new 911 system with dramatically increased capabilities be deployed as a part of it's overall set of recommendations to upgrade and extend the country's broadband network.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

How Can Our 2010 Be Different

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

Okay what's going on? Someone tries to blow up an American jetliner, somebody else dies at the age of 32, the arctic continues to melt and Christmas is behind us.

H1N1 Flu Shot: A Needle in the Universal Healthcare Haystack?

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Sawyers

If last weekend's experience getting the H1N1 shot was any indication of what we can expect, a government plan shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.

WATCH: Why NOT to Worry About Swine Flu

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


An Essential Cheat Sheet of Important Medical Info

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Because you never know where you'll be -- or what you'll be carrying -- when you head to an ER, I highly suggest that you share your medical synopsis with an "emergency healthcare buddy."

Inside an Ambulance

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Today I'm with two paramedics who are going to help me tell you everything you ever wanted to know about ambulances.

Ice Storm War Zone in Kentucky

Mary Lou Song | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Lou Song

Arkansas and Kentucky were hit the hardest in a recent ice storm, and AnneB, a Kentucky resident, described how people were surviving in an icy Bluegrass State.

The Transformational Twenties

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Virtually all twentysomethings are learning to find a way to manage your personal and financial lives and figure out not only what you want from life, but how to get it.

Sheltering Animals from the Storm

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Led by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Lautenberg, and Reps. Tom Lantos and Chris Shays, the PETS Act set national policy on how to deal with animals in disasters in a post-Katrina environment.