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September is National Preparedness month. Disasters can be devastating and our region has certainly experienced this firsthand. What can you do to prepare? FEMA has offered the following tips: Make and practice your family’s preparedness plan so your family knows how to reconnect and reunite when an emergency strikes. Learn life safety skills. Neighbors and coworkers are… Read More »
Living through a traumatic event such as a hurricane can result in damage to structures, belongings, and even your mental health. Studies after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy examined the mental impact of experiencing a natural disaster traumatic event. In addition to short term distress, some survivors even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is… Read More »
The National Institute of Health has started human trials on a possible Ebola treatment. Researchers have been working hard to find a cure for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the fatality rate for those who contract the disease averages nearly 50% Ebola first appeared in 1976 in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More »
Terror attacks are horrifying and produce obvious, immediate effects such as loss of human life, injury, property loss, and emotional impact. Norwegian researches recently found that there might be a less obvious but potentially debilitating impact; migraines and/or daily headaches. “We found that the survivors more often suffer from headaches as compared to controls, with… Read More »
While the worst of Hurricane Harvey may be over, there are still many precautions and safety measures that Texans, especially parents need to take as they return to their homes. For one thing, there’s many environmental concerns. Chemical plants and other industrial sites released toxins during the widespread flooding. A lot of debris and other… Read More »