304 Articles Matching "hurricane"

Hurricane Maria Devastated ‘Monkey Island.’ Can The Surviving Primates Help Teach Us About Trauma?

May 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Like humans, the rhesus macaques that live on Puerto Rico's "Monkey Island" possess advanced problem-solving skills and opposable thumbs and have been known to use tools, and they have complex emotional and social lives. As scientists wonder how something like Hurricane Maria impacts a community longterm, some turn to the monkeys to help better understand. In other public health news: the HIV epidemic, cancer, doctors and TV shows, scientific labs, heart health, and...
Read more

Hurricane Maria’s Legacy: Thousands Of Puerto Rican Students Show PTSD Symptoms

Apr 27, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A survey of more than 96,000 students finds that 7.2% reported “clinically significant” symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study in JAMA Network...
Read more

Winn-Dixie reopens hurricane damaged location

Apr 04, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
After several months of reconstructing from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the Marathon Winn-Dixie store in the Florida Keys reopened its doors. Read More...
Read more

Puerto Ricans Rationing Medications, Food As Lawmakers Battle Over Disaster Funding Bill

Apr 02, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The island is still attempting to recover from being hit by category-4 Hurricane Maria in 2017. Meanwhile, Democrats and Republicans dig in their heels over adding more money for Puerto Rico into a larger disaster aid package....
Read more

Stronger hurricanes could decimate forests and accelerate climate change, warns study

Mar 26, 2019 , CNN Health
A new study of how Puerto Rican forests were damaged by Hurricane Maria suggests forests across the Atlantic Tropics could become less biodiverse and become net carbon emitters as climate change drives more powerful storms....
Read more

Personal, Banking Data From Millions Of Survivors Of U.S. Environmental Disasters Accidentally Shared By FEMA

Mar 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A spokesman for the agency said 1.8 million people had both their banking information and addresses revealed, and about 725,000 people had just their addresses shared. The victims included those from the California wildfires in 2017 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...
Read more

5 tips for video storytelling after natural disasters

Mar 01, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
These days, if a hurricane sweeps through or tornado descends, you might be called on to post a video. Here’s what Con Edison did when its volunteer crews helped restore power in Puerto...
Read more

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....
Read more

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....
Read more

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......
Read more

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....
Read more
A demo

‘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,...
Read more

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....
Read more

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......
Read more

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...
Read more

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....
Read more

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......
Read more

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...
Read more

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...
Read more

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...
Read more