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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 »
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 »
This month is National Preparedness Month, a month aimed at sharing the importance of preparing for any sort of disaster. This year, the overarching theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” And after Hurricane Harvey, this observance is timed to be a great reminder that you may never know the extent of natural disaster…. Read More »
Now it’s mid-August, summer is winding down and it’s time to prepare the kids to go back to school. Alongside the backpacks, clothes, and other supplies, don’t forget your own Back To School Health Checklist: Develop a plan in case of a family emergency Schedule health and dental checkups before school starts Practice bus safety… Read More »
Did you know that every four minutes, someone dies from something that is 100 percent preventable? That’s where the National Safety Council comes in. Every June, National Safety Month is observed where the NSC raises awareness for the different risks that are present both at home and at work and how you can keep yourself,… Read More »