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U.S. hurricane response slower in Puerto Rico than in Florida, Texas: study

Feb 06, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. government's response in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017 fell short of federal responses to other major storms that year, researchers say....
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E-prescribing bounces back after hurricanes only if infrastructure does too

Feb 06, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The e-prescription system bounced back quickly after two out of three major 2017 hurricanes, a new U.S. study finds....
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Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath Included Spike In Heart Disease Hospitalizations

Feb 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes are generally described in terms of wind speed, land area, and inches of rain. They’re also described in terms of human costs, such as the number of fatalities and injuries. Hurricane Katrina, for example, led to approximately 1,000 dea......
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Puerto Rico received lopsided hurricane disaster aid compared to Texas and Florida, study says

Jan 24, 2019 , CNN Health
In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the United States in August and September. The storms blamed for the deaths of more 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage....
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‘I Felt Death At That Moment’: Puerto Rico Struggles With Growing Opioid Crisis After Hurricane Maria

Jan 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While the use of fentanyl is expanding and overdoses and deaths appear to be under-reported, the U.S. territory neglected to apply for a federal $7.8 million grant to help get people into treatment. News on the opioid epidemic comes from Pennsylvania and Massachusetts,...
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130,000 left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Census Bureau says

Dec 20, 2018 , CNN Health
An estimated 130,000 people -- almost 4% of the population -- left the island of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to data released Wednesday by the US Census Bureau....
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Nursing Instructor Changed Forever By Hurricane Relief Work

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Wichita State University School of Nursing instructor Richard Nold spent two weeks in North Carolina earlier this fall providing medical assistance to victims of Hurricane Florence. Nold, clinical educator in the Accelerated Nursing Program, was deployed through his military service in the Air Natio......
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State Highlights: Six Days After Landfall, Hurricane Michael’s Death Toll Mounts; California Claims Judge Who Rules On Coffee Cancer Warning Is Biased

Oct 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Florida, California, Louisiana, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota and...
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Emergency Communications Can Often Fail To Take Into Account Disabled Americans

Oct 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Missing closed captioning and other gaps for emergency communications can cut off Americans who are deaf from getting the news on life-threatening situations. Meanwhile, Florida hospitals are still recovering from Hurricane Michael....
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Hurricane Preparedness Tips From A Disaster Nurse

Oct 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Ms. L. was a Cambodian refugee who came to live in Mississippi near the coast. She owned two greenhouses and made her living by growing water spinach. It was hard work, but she had built up her list of restaurants that bought her product. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit and Ms. L. had to eva......
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Health Tip: Protect Your Food From Hurricane Threats

Oct 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Protect Your Food From Hurricane ThreatsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00...
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Publix donates $250K to Hurricane Michael relief efforts

Oct 16, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Publix will make an initial $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross and United Way to help fund relief efforts to areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael, as well as allow both customers and associates to donate through an in-store program. Read More...
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Walgreens mobilizes ahead of Hurricane Michael

Oct 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it was preparing its customers, employees and communities in the expected path of Hurricane Michael ahead of it making landfall. Read More...
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McKesson aids customers and employees affected by Hurricane Michael

Oct 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
McKesson is supporting customers, patients, employees, and first responders who depend on access to medications and supplies in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Read More...
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Hospitals' crucial work continues amid hurricane

Oct 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Patients originally at hospitals in Panama City, Florida, woke up in other facilities Friday morning after Hurricane Michael made it impossible for some health care facilities to function fully....
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Social media a key conduit for warnings and hope during #HurricaneMichael

Oct 13, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Though Facebook and Instagram feature emotional images, Twitter is the main channel for sharing updates and broadcasting corporate social responsibility...
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As Hurricane Michael Hits Florida, Experts Urge Safety

Oct 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: As Hurricane Michael Hits Florida, Experts Urge SafetyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00...
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Hurricane Michael forces Fla. providers to evacuate

Oct 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The largest hospitals in Panama City, Fla., are shutting down and evacuating patients due to heavy damage from Hurricane...
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Social media a key conduit for warnings and hope during #HurricaneMichael

Oct 12, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Though Facebook and Instagram feature emotional images, Twitter is the main channel for sharing updates and broadcasting corporate social responsibility...
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Staying safe after Hurricane Michael

Oct 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm, made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday....
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