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Hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi to Receive More Katrina Recovery Grants

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi still working to recover from the Hurricane Katrina disaster will receive $19.1 million in additional assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "HHS continues to work with those in ...

In Face of Continuing Katrina and Rita Needs Red Cross Adds Resources to Gulf Coast

ORLANDO, Fla., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross announced today an extension of mental health assistance and other benefits to Hurricane Katrina and Rita survivors living in the hardest-hit areas of the southern Louisiana and south Mississippi. These funds, initi...

Many Katrina Survivors Suffered Psychological Symptoms

Mood, anxiety disorders hit almost half of New Orleans residents in months after the disaster, study found TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- About half the people living in New Orleans and about one-quarter of those living in other areas hit by Hurricane Katrina showed signs of a mood or anxie...

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...

PepPods Helped Katrina Victims and Now Available to Help California Wildfire Disaster Victims Rebuild Lives with Greater Ease

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PepPods.com and its parent company TeAM Consumer Products L.L.C., Inc., express deep concern for the families who have lost property and loved ones in the recent fires in Southern California. In the wake of this tragedy, there is much to learn about t...

Hurricane Katrina Doctor and Nobel Laureate Headline ASCP Annual Meeting

Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD, FASCP, joined by Nobel Laureate J. Robin Warren, MD, and leading lung disease researcher Samuel A. Yousem, MD, FASCP, at Pathology Gathering CHICAGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How has one of the worst natural disasters in American history helped shape ...

Natural Disaster Rescue Teams at Public Health Facilities Across the Country Learn from Katrina Failures

NEW SURVEY SHOWS MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN COMMUNICATIONS, COORDINATION, PREPARATION, TRAINING CAN CUT DEATHS, LOSSES RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the event of another major natural disaster like Katrina or Rita hitting the U.S., a repeat of 2005's medical cat...

Campaign for America's Future Memorandum: Katrina Storm Warning

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a memorandum to editorial writers and columnists: FROM: Toby Chaudhuri, Campaign for America's Future Communications Director SUBJECT: Katrina Storm Warning On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, people in New Orlea...

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...

Honoring the Lost Children of Katrina

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "We have not finished burying our children," said New Orleans Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis. This is why the Greater New Orleans Clergy for Restorative Justice (GNOCRJ) in collaboration with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) and Councilwoman Will...

Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina

Program Launched to Bring Tishcon Donated Daily Multi-Vitamins to Young Katrina Victims OJAI, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer Vitamin Relief USA (http://www.vitaminrelief.org ) and Tishcon Corp. (http://www.tishcon.com ) joined Bay St. Louis-Waveland S...

Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives - More So With Blacks

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are still struggling with financial hardship and health problems, and blacks seem to be having the lions share of this. Accordingly, more than half of the 1,504 people surveyed by the foundation aft...

Mercy Killing Charge Refuted by Katrina Doctor

Dr. Anna Pou, during her first ever public appearance, since her arrest for causing the death of four patients with dangerous injections, confirmed that neither she nor// the two co-accused nurses, warranted the murder charge. The charge labeled against them by the Louisiana Attorney General...

Charity Hospital - A year after Katrina hit New Orleans…

Just a year back, hundreds of patients and doctors were stranded for days at the Charity Hospital, when the hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.// On the 1-year anniversary of the storm, Charles Gibson reports from that hospital. “When you look around at where I'm standing, you might think...

Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath

Aging families affected by Hurricane Katrina have experienced both physical and emotional problems in the aftermath of the disaster, //and many yearn to 'go back home,' according to preliminary findings from a team of researchers. Karen Roberto, director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontolo...

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 ...

Hurricane Hangover: Katrina Still Haunts

Months after the destructive visit off Hurricane Katrina, the survivors are still facing the after effects of the fury unleashed on the survivors scattered across the nation // , with the destruction so large the loss so dear that the people are now facing problems, and sufferings off such severe p...

Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims

The Indian doctors of American Origin are helping out the victims from Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Hundreds of members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin// (AAPI) - the umbrella organisation of Indian doctors in the US who number over 25,000 - have volunte...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

Dr Luanne Freer normally treats mountaineers caught in avalanches and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US. Freer left for Louisiana on Thursday, one of the wor...

Noah, the Great Survivor of Katrina

A healthy baby boy, who was a frozen embryo at the time of the hurricane Katrina floods, was delivered on Tuesday at New Orleans' Lakeland Hospital. // The baby has been named Noah, after the great survivor. Noah Benton Markham was one among the 1400 embryos in coolant tanks, frozen in liquid ...

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...

VA Medical Imaging Reaches Record Level

...vides both long-term access and recovery in disasters. Following Hurricane katrina in 2006, 5.4 million VA images -- nearly 100 percent -- were recovered from...ability enabled VA to continue providing treatment to Veterans displaced by katrina when they visited another VA facility. VistA Imaging first became ...

Emdeon To Collaborate With Rx Response in Critical Pharmacy Disaster Reporting

...We are very proud of what we have accomplished and are grateful to partners like Emdeon for making this asset possible." Following Hurricane katrina in 2005, public health officials learned important lessons about the vital need for accurate healthcare information during a disaster. The combination...

Obama Taps Alabama Doctor to Be Surgeon General

...rself. When Hurricane George destroyed the clinic in 1998, she made house calls to all her patients while it was rebuilt," Obama said. "When Hurricane katrina destroyed it again and left most of her town homeless, she mortgaged her house and maxed out her credit cards to rebuild that clinic for a second time...

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Improving Emergency Preparedness for the 54 Million Americans with Disabilities

...na, when EPI deployed teams to the region to perform an unprecedented special-needs assessment in a live disaster zone. EPI's work following Hurricane katrina influenced legislative changes in the Post-Katrina Reform Act, including the establishment of a National Disability Coordinator position at FEMA. ...

2009 Catholic Health Assembly to Focus on Hope in a Time of Hardship and Adapting for the Future in a Time of Health Reform

... will participate in a rehabilitation project on Saturday, June 6. On Tuesday, June 9, some attendees will take a bus tour to view areas devastated by katrina and the rebuilding projects underway. CHA is reducing the environmental impact of the assembly. Efforts focus on: reduced paper waste, increased ...

National Parkinson Foundation Names New Chief Information Officer

..., Ltd., a company offering software for chronic disease management. Among his accomplishments at Doctor Global, Ltd. was helping victims of hurricane katrina through their decentralized care. Dr. Schmidt was awarded an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University , Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering ...

Three New Programs Confer Degrees at MSPP Graduation on June 7, 2009

...minds us that the work is far from done in helping katrina victims to recover from the trauma of that hurrica... particularly through disasters such as hurricanes katrina and Rita. (learn more at http://www.katrinaexhi...mmunities and in New Orleans with survivors of the katrina disaster," says Dr. Modesto Hevia, the program dir...

'AIDS is DC's Katrina' Ad Challenges Obama to Act on U.S. Epidemic

... One at the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane katrina in New Orleans with a close-up photo of a seemingl...30-second companion television spot using the same katrina imagery. The spot urges President Obama to act for...e Over Announcer: The aftermath of Hurricane katrina symbolized George Bush's neglect and indifference ...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...omen turn?" Thank you for considering this nomination. We are happy to provide you with additional information upon request. Sincerely, katrina Anderson Human Rights Attorney U.S. Legal Program ...

Keep Your Pets Safe in a Hurricane

...and ensure you add any of these requirements to your Pet Evacuation Kit. "Many lessons were learned from recent storm tragedies such as Hurricane katrina when storm victims encountered evacuation shelters that did not allow pets. As a result, some pet owners refused to evacuate without their pets or had...

Regenstrief Institute is 'pace car' for coordination of medical care at Indy 500

...ipants and crew members who become ill or injured get the best care possible and it will also help us strategize for future events such as a Hurricane katrina type disaster or a mass casualty scenario," added Dr. Finnell. At the Speedway, first aid stands will do initial triage and, if necessary, the indiv...

Whole Foods Market Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...wn in the following table. Where applicable, percentages have been adjusted to exclude asset impairment charges, FTC-related legal costs, Hurricane katrina charges and credits, and share-based payments expense related to the Company's September 2005 accelerated vesting of stock options. ...

Tampa Disinfection Company Booming After Swine Flu Scare

...health, but to most families and businesses it's worth it." Renner had planned to start this business when he lived in New Orleans but Hurricane katrina halted those plans and resulted in his relocation to the Florida area. Interestingly, the same storm was something of a rebirth for the products that ...

Regence Foundation Grants $390,000 to Improve Health Care Safety Net

...iduals without health insurance living in inner north and northeast Portland. The center started in 2005 to address the health care needs of Hurricane katrina survivors who had been relocated to the Portland area, and has since expanded to serve the wider community. "At The Regence Found...

American Airlines Launches 2009 'Miles for the Cure' Campaign to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

...ul to American and its customers for continuing Miles for the Cure to help raise funds in our quest to save lives and end breast cancer forever," said katrina McGhee, Vice President of Marketing, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "Miles for the Cure provides a terrific opportunity to show the special women in our...

Rx Response Raised to 'Alert Status' in Response to Growing Swine Flu Threat

...influenza investigation, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ . Rx Response was developed more than 2 years ago in response to Hurricane katrina and the threat of pandemic influenza. Rx Response members include: American Hospital Association (AHA) American Red Cross ...

Americas Watchdog Calls On President Obama To Get Involved With The Toxic Chinese Drywall Disaster--Now

...ery sick. The US EPA has done zero, and its time for President Obama, the US Congress and the US federal government to get involved. This is Hurricane katrina on steroids." For more information call the Homeowners Consumer Center at 866-714-6466, or contact them via their web site at Http://Homeowners...

Nationally Recognized Oncologist to Lead Aurora Health Care's Cancer Services

...nd leading oncology expert, Dr. Mirro was honored with the Clinical Care Improvement Award from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2006, and the katrina Response Award from New Orleans Children's Hospital in 2006. Dr. Mirro has held numerous national and international service positions, including ...

Whoopi Goldberg Conquers Fear of Flying Courtesy of Sir Richard Branson and Thought Field Therapy

...n, it has been used for anxiety, fears, and trauma from the war torn country of Kosovo to the genocide victims of Rwanda, and the hurricane victims of katrina to our returning veterans (Freedom R & R's). As TFT works very quickly there is no need for prolonged suffering or reliving of a past traumatic e...
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