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Sep

04

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It’s National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 4th, 2018 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Arkansas, Blog, Disaster, Electronic Resources, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Resources, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Jul

19

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Free Crisis Counseling Available for Harvey Survivors

Posted by on July 19th, 2018 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Community Engagement, Disaster, General (all entries), Mental Health, Resources, Texas

May

29

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NIH Starts Human Trials on Possible Ebola Treatment

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Blog, Clinical Trials, Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Research

Dec

19

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The Lesser Known Impact of Terror Attacks

Posted by on December 19th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Blog, Disaster, Mental Health

Sep

14

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Harvey Has Passed, But Risks Still Remain

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

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 »

Posted in: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, General (all entries), Texas

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