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Hospice Partners On Call Selects Category 5 Hurricane Rated 1Vault Networks to Safeguard Server and Call Center Infrastructure

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Averaging 2,700 patients daily throughout the United States and hosting a critical 24/7 patient information call center, Hospice Partners On Call has selected 1Vault Networks ( www.1vault.net ), a secure colocation facility, to safeguard its...

IHPA Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign for Hurricane Protection

LANTANA, Fla., July 22 /PRNewswire/ --- Tom Johnston, President of the International Hurricane Protection Association (IHPA), announced today the launching of the ' Get the Number' consumer awareness campaign. "The ' Get the Number ' campaign is an educational tool to let consu...

Consumers Encouraged to Add Personal Health Records (PHR) to Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

35 Million U.S. Residents At Risk with Atlantic Hurricane Predictions; Are Their Medical Records Safe? ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With hurricane season upon us, more than 35 million Americans are at risk for Atlantic hurricanes, and potentially so are their medical records....

Feeding America and Abbott Partner For Hurricane Relief

Abbott Donates Relief Supplies to Expedite Immediate Hurricane Response CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America today announced that it is working with the global health care company, Abbott, to pre-position nutritional products in 20 food banks throughout the Southeast Uni...

Rice report shows lessons from Hurricane Rita not practiced during Ike

A new Rice University report released yesterday, exactly six months after Hurricane Ike slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, suggests that people did not practice the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. According to the study, 75 percent of Harris County residents say they would evacuate if a Categor...

Decline in health among older adults affected by Hurricane Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, the health of survivors 65 and over declined nearly 4 times that of a national sample of older adults not affected by the disaster, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The August 2005 storm was one...

Carlson Hotels Worldwide Partners With the American Red Cross in Texas to Provide Relief for Children Affected by Hurricane Ike

More Than 4,300 Activity Bags Donated to Area Youth in Houston and San Antonio HOUSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlson Hotels Worldwide and the American Red Cross worked together to provide more than 1,900 activity bags to children displaced by Hurricane Ike in ...

Sudden Rise in Allergies and Asthma After Hurricane Ike

Houston allergist discusses the reason for a recent surge in allergy and asthma problems after Hurricane Ike and provides helpful tips for staying healthy after the storm. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2008--Although Hurricane Ike has already wreaked havoc through s...

Cyberonics Corporate Headquarters Fully Operational Following Hurricane Ike

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX) today announced that its corporate headquarters in Houston, TX has reopened following Hurricane Ike. The facility incurred no damage from the hurricane, but had been without power for several days, resulting in the C...

MultiVu Video Feed: Salvation Army Responding to Hurricane Ike With Food, Water & Pastoral Care

Today, more than 100 Salvation Army mobile feeding units are responding to the devastation brought by Hurricane Ike in Texas. Several convoys of canteens and mobile kitchens are currently in the disaster zone serving the millions of people who are without power in the areas around Beaumont, Ga...

Red Cross Urges Safety in Wake of Hurricane Ike

Sheltering and relief efforts underway in affected areas WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One day after Hurricane Ike crashed into the Texas coast as a Category 2 hurricane, the American Red Cross is providing shelter, food and emotional support to the tens of thousands ...

Red Cross There as Hurricane Ike Roars Ashore

More than 20,000 in shelters in four states WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Red Cross workers are providing shelter, food and emotional support for tens of thousands affected by Hurricane Ike. From Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Houston, Texas, the Red Cross...

ICERx.org Activated to Provide Emergency Access to Prescription Medication Information for Hurricane Ike Evacuees

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the President's declaration of a state of emergency, ICERx.org (In Case of Emergency prescription history service) has been activated to provide licensed physicians and pharmacists caring for Hurricane Ike evacuees with private, secure onlin...

WellPoint Adjusts Health and Pharmacy Guidelines for Members in Texas and Louisiana Affected by Hurricane Ike

Free telephonic counseling and a 24-hour Nurse Helpline established for impacted members INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint (NYSE: WLP ) today announced revised medical and pharmacy guidelines to help members who are directly impacted by Hurricane Ike....

Salvation Army Supporting Shelter and Evacuation for Hurricane Ike With Meals for Thousands of Evacuees and Emergency Workers

Warns Residents That Storm's Path Threatens Major Population Center and Heightens Danger ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salvation Army today is supporting the evacuation and shelter operations ordered by the State of Texas prior to the anticipated landfall of Hurric...

America's Pharmaceutical Research Companies Respond to Hurricane Ike's Imminent Landfall

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to conditions created by Hurricane Ike in Texas and other Gulf Coast states, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has moved from "alert" to "engaged" status - the highest level of activation - as part of its ...

Texas Home Oxygen Therapy Community Braces for Hurricane Ike

Providers Across the Gulf Coast Region Work Together to Prepare Vulnerable Oxygen Patients for Storm's Impact WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Hurricane Ike approaches the Gulf Coast, home oxygen providers across Texas are implementing plans and procedures in advance of a p...

Preparations by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Will Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Ike

ALERT: BCBSTX Members Displaced by Hurricane Ike will Receive Benefits of Member Emergency Assistance Plans to Make Health Care Easier to Access. DALLAS, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As predictions increase for Hurricane Ike to become a category 3 or 4 storm when it reaches the Texas Gulf Coast, ...

Gulf Coast Dialysis Caregivers, Volunteers Brace for Hurricane Ike; Prepare to Maintain Power, Continued Access for Patients to Life-Saving Treatment

National Dialysis Providers, Patient Advocates Work with Local Kidney Community to Prepare for Storm's Impact CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the highest per capita population of kidney failure patients in the nation, the Gulf Coast region is bracing to avoid a...

Cuban Disaster Relief Donations Sought in the Wake of Hurricane Gustav

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. citizens can donate money to provide urgent disaster relief to Cuban victims of Hurricane Gustav, which is the worst storm to hit the island in 50 years. (http://www.PanAmericanRelief.org ) "Donations will be used for basic supplies that C...

American Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Gustav

Members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program Recognized for Their Financial Support WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Hurricane Gustav created a critical need for overnight shelters, food supplies and emotional support. To swiftly respond following Gustav's landfall ...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Prepared to Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Gustav

ALERT: Emergency Procedures Implemented to Make Health Care More Accessible for BCBSTX Members Displaced by Hurricane Gustav DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread displacement caused by Hurricane Gustav, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced se...

Air Force Hurricane Gustav Support

The Air Force and Air Mobility Command have evacuated more than 3,100 passengers from the Gulf Coast in preparation for Hurricane Gustav, using a combination of Active duty, Air Force Reserve and commercially-contracted flights. (Vocus) September 1, 2008 -- The Air Forc...

Nurse Alliance of SEIU Healthcare Mobilizing RNs and Medical Supplies to Gulf Coast Areas in Advance of Hurricane Gustav

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Executive Vice President and Nurse Alliance Chair Dian Palmer, RN, issued the following statement regarding the work being done by SEIU nurses and leaders across the country in anticipation of the health...

ICERx.org Activated to Provide Emergency Access to Prescription Medication Information for Hurricane Gustav Evacuees

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the President's declaration of a state of emergency, ICERx.org (In Case of Emergency prescription history service) has been activated to provide licensed physicians and pharmacists caring for Hurricane Gustav evacuees with private, secure onl...

South Cameron Memorial Hospital and Calcasieu Oaks Psychiatric Hospital Discontinue Operations as Result of Impending Hurricane Gustav

MIAMI, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to mandatory evacuations and the approaching Hurricane Gustav, Pacer Health Corporation has discontinued operations at its two Louisiana medical facilities: South Cameron Memorial Hospital (Cameron, LA) and Calcasieu Oaks Psychiatric Hospital (Lake Charles, L...

On the Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Trust for America's Health Questions State of National Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, with Hurricane Gustav building off the Gulf Coast, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued the following statement, along with questions to help assess America's ability to respond to major emergenci...

The Hanover Ready to Serve Policyholders Impacted by Hurricane Dolly

HOUSTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading super regional property and casualty company, today announced it is prepared to respond to claims resulting from Hurricane Dolly, which is sweeping through southern Texas today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/c...

Red Cross Announces an Extension for Emotional Support Assistance for 2005 Hurricane Survivors

Success of the Program Shows the Need Is Still There WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma who are still suffering emotionally from the effects of the storms will have extra time to get needed professional treatment. The American Re...

CJ Transforms His Functional Fitness Program Into an Additional Resource for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest storms in United States history and was the costliest (at an estimated $86 billion.) The total fatalities were estimated at 1,836, including flooding in the aftermath. Witnessing the destruction/displacement fr...

Keep Your Pets Safe in a Hurricane

PurinaCare Pet Insurance suggests what to include in a Pet Evacuation Kit SAN ANTONIO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and is expected to bring 12 named storms, with six of those becoming hurricanes. Preparing your family and your pets to evacuate or ta...

Authors Review Astrodome Medical Response to Hurricane Katrina

The experience of setting up the "Katrina Clinic" at the Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex in Houston provides important lessons to cities planning a medical response to disasters //and other large-scale emergencies, reports a paper in the September issue of the Southern Medical Journal (SMJ), offi...

Profound Scars Lay Siege On the Mental Health Of Hurricane Survivors, A study

Hurricanes leave a trail of devastation and a study that has delved into the mental psyche of hurricane survivors has shown the prevalence of deep scars that take very long to heal. // A team of students from the Florida State University led by sociology graduate student David Russell, analyz...

After the hurricane it is the turmoil caused by health problems for victims

Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and The Children's Health Fund had jointly conducted a study and the results say that thousands of sufferers of hurricanes Katrina and Rita are now in turmoil. // They have been inflicted by a host of serious medical and mental health problems, ...

Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims

Genetic experts of Johns Hopkins joined the aid efforts by identifying more than 70 bodies that were recovered after the Hurricane Katrina. // The devastating natural disaster, which hit Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29, took more than 1,200 lives. Even though most of victims were identified ...

Omega Protein Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

... During the six months ended June 30, 2009, the Company received a federal hurricane assistance grant of $2.7 million from the State of Mississippi, net of fees, related to the impact of hurricane Katrina, which occurred during 2005. Excluding this grant from the results...

VA Medical Imaging Reaches Record Level

...edically underserved areas. Storing images on magnetic and optical disks provides both long-term access and recovery in disasters. Following hurricane Katrina in 2006, 5.4 million VA images -- nearly 100 percent -- were recovered from VistA Imaging at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, even though th...

Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations

... and has traveled to Mississippi to help hundreds of people in need due to hurricane Katrina. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- St. Barnabas Ministry Lori Clark Robinson, community ...

Red Cross Appoints Peggy Dyer as Chief Marketing Officer

... our work will increase the public's appreciation for the brand and advance the Red Cross mission of helping people face emergencies -- whether it's a hurricane or a heart attack, a call for blood or a call for help," said Dyer. Dyer holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Journalism from North...

MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program

... Executive Producer Morgan J. Freeman (MTV's Taking The Stage, Laguna Beach,) made a name for himself as the Sundance award-winning writer/director of hurricane Streets, a film centered on the trails and tribulations of teenage life. Freeman's latest film is called Homecoming, a thriller starring Mischa Barton...
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