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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...

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Katrina in Medical Technology

Cynosure Announces Presentation of Favorable Results from Post-Marketing Studies of Smartlipo MPX

...ate Clinical Studies Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Laser-Assisted Lipolysis Using 1064nm, 1320nm and a Combined 1064/1320nm MultiPlex Device," katrina E. Woodhall, Raminder Saluja, Jane Khoury, Mitchel P. Goldman, La Jolla Spa MD, La Jolla, California About ASLMS The American S...

More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses

... post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide have increased since hurricanes katrina and Rita, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Mental disorde... report in Louisiana in view of the upcoming third anniversary of Hurricane katrina and the state's continuing need for assistance in treating mental illness,"...

Spine Institute of Louisiana Offers Cervical Spine Motion Preservation as an Alternative to Fusion Surgery

... katrina EVACUEE BENEFITS FROM FIRST EVER TWO-LEVEL TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT ... of this investigational procedure is Darrel Betha, a 46-year-old hurricane katrina evacuee who had been suffering from neck and arm pain since 2004 following ...
Katrina in Biological News

Did termites help Katrina destroy New Orleans floodwalls?

Lanham, MD; October 14, 2008Three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, people still speculate over causes of the destruction of the city's floodwall system. A new article in the fall issue of American Entomologist (Vol. 54, No. 3) suggests that Formosan subterranean termites pla...

Soil, conservation experts to reflect on Hurricane Katrina disaster

Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and parts of the Gulf Coast, soil scientists and conservation leaders will share lessons learned during the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Soc...

Opportunity for students displaced by Katrina to assess climate vulnerability of Southeast US

WASHINGTONWorld Wildlife Fund and the Allianz Foundation for North America today announced a new opportunity for high school students displaced by Katrina and now residing in nine U.S. cities to assess the climate change vulnerability of the Southeastern United States. As these displaced stude...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...tland restoration, especially in the Mississippi deltaic plain, where rapid disappearance of wetlands may have exacerbated damage caused by Hurricanes katrina and Rita. Until now, the timing and location of avulsions has been notoriously difficult to predict. Using scaled-physical experiments of deltas at th...

Salt marshes: A natural and unnatural history

...by taking the brunt of storm waves and flood waters. In recent years, the world has begun to see the importance of wetlands. In August 2005, Hurricane katrina produced a catastrophe in New Orleans in part because of the loss of tidal wetlands and in Sri Lanka in December 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami caused...

LSUHSC research helps link schizophrenia to specific DNA region

...h Conrad, MD, LSUHSC Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, as well as Sherri Chalona, completed the work while evacuated from New Orleans after Hurricane katrina to LSUHSC's temporary campuses in Baton Rouge. The research was supported by funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Al...

Researchers engineer metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity

...sue of the journal Cell Metabolism , chemical and biomolecular engineering professor James Liao, associate professor of human genetics and pediatrics katrina Dipple and their research team demonstrate how they successfully constructed a non-native pathway in mice that increased fatty acid metabolism and res...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

...gan, Wentao Fu, Michael E. Johnson, Melissa Coughlin and Bellur S. Prabhakar from the University of Illinois; Jun Takayama from Purdue University; and katrina Sleeman and Srendranath Baliji from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The team is evaluating the potential to design similar in...

Weather woes emphasize need for SSPEED

...e the third SSPEED conference, following lower-key editions after Tropical Storm Allison rolled through South Texas in 2001 and again after Hurricanes katrina and Rita in 2005. ...

APS sets aside $50,000 to help students, post-docs, in wake of Hurricane Ike

...tions and donations can be made by going to the APS web site at www.the-aps.org/ike.htm. The APS provided similar grants in the wake of Hurricane katrina in 2005, distributing more than $80,000 to students in need. ...
Katrina in Biological Technology

The DEMO / Katrina Challenge

Since Hurricane Katrina raked devastation along the Gulf Coast, so many people have volunteered time and money to ease the suffering of the people and speed the recovery of this region. From afar, though, it's difficult to see how our checks and care packages are really making a difference. Th...

Readers respond to Katrina Phone Project

A few weeks ago I put out the call to DEMOletter readers to raise enough money and products to send caseloads of mobile phones to the victims and volunteers of Hurricane Katrina. I'm delighted to report that the first three cases of phones are on their way to Houston, and by early this week shoul...

Proposed telecom bill would have Katrina impact

Some states, including Illinois, are looking at passing statewide bills that will give AT&T the ability to have one statewide franchise in order to put in Project Lightspeed or U-verse without having to negotiate with each municipality. I think that is great. Pass HB 1500 in Illinois. Have a...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

...gan, Wentao Fu, Michael E. Johnson, Melissa Coughlin and Bellur S. Prabhakar from the University of Illinois; Jun Takayama from Purdue University; and katrina Sleeman and Srendranath Baliji from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The team is evaluating the potential to design similar in...

Katrina Proven Certified Organic Toxic Mold Remedy Now Available for Mold Remediation Professionals and Homeowners

...rtainly disasters are horrible things. Unfortunately it took a crisis like katrina to get this technology on the radar. But it was still only known as anothe...ntal Technology Inc. Scholz continued, "I sent my daughter down to katrina with a group of volunteers to do something about the devastating conditions...

National Cancer Registrars Association and IMPAC Medical Systems Announce Best Paper Award Recipients

...ocedures in Lung Cancer in the Sacramento Region of the California Cancer Registry" published in the Winter 2007 issue of JRM. Monica Brown, MPH, PhD; katrina Bauer, MD, CTR; Nancy Schlag, BS, CTR; Karen G. Chee, MDc; and Prima N. Lara, Jr, MD co-authored this paper. The 2007 Honorable Mention was awarded ...

FDA Clears First Medical Product Made From Yulex(R) Natural Rubber

... latex-free, Yulex natural rubber now provides a safe alternative to both healthcare workers and patients who are sensitized to Hevea latex," says Dr. katrina Cornish, senior vice president of research and development at Yulex. While a scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture -- Agricultural ...

The Recession List - Top 10 Industries to Fly and Flop in 2008

...Whereas the industry grew by 21.3 percent last year, IBISWorld forecasts negative growth this year of 22.7 percent -- a major correction. Hurricanes katrina and Rita resulted in a huge drain on government funding in 2005, and industry revenue has been progressively falling ever since, with negative growth ...

FactPoint Group Recognizes Halogen for "On-Choice" Deployment Model

...ans we are not tied into a single deployment method and we can switch if our situation calls for it. This ultimately reduces our long-term risk," said katrina Agusti, senior analyst with Carhartt. This new study also looks at how as organizational needs evolve, deployment options may change, as was the cas...

ORNL 'resilience' plan to help Tennessee, Mississippi and South Carolina communities beat disaster

...because of its proximity to the New Madrid fault line, Edwards said. And, of course, Gulfport is currently in the process of recovering from Hurricane katrina with a strong commitment to becoming an even more resilient community in the event of future storms. Charleston has significant hurricane and earthqua...

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