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Emergency Planning

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  • Preparing for a zombie apocalypse? The CDC weighs in

    Preparing for a zombie apocalypse? The CDC weighs in
    Preparing for disasters has always been part of the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from hurricanes to flu pandemics. It was only a matter of time, then, before they decided to weigh in on another calamity of great concern to...
  • Depressed teens mostly struggle alone

    Depressed teens mostly struggle alone
    Some 2 million Americans adolescents experienced a bout of major depression last year, but only about a third of them got any help in dealing with the sadness, irritability,  anxiety, guilt and loss of interest and energy that are the hallmarks of such...
  • Feed a cold — and maybe a fever too

    Feed a cold — and maybe a fever too
    Is it feed a cold, starve a fever? Or the other way around? With cold season upon us, parents are reviewing their folk wisdom and trading elaborate — if unscientific — protocols for reintroducing solid foods to tender tummies. Have you...
  • Keep your athletes hydrated

    Keep your athletes hydrated
    With kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like across the country, this is a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their prevention. It's always at this time of year that I begin worrying about heat...
  • Head-Injury Cases in Kids on the Rise

    Head-Injury Cases in Kids on the Rise
    The loud crack of Thomas Evans' first concussion startled even those on the sidelines when the high- school freshman jumped up to bounce a soccer ball off his head. Instead, he found his teammate's skull with an ear-splitting whack. Thomas doesn't...
  • Parents want access to docs via e-mail

    Parents want access to docs via e-mail
    As a native New Yorker living in Dundalk, Evelyn Lugo uses e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family in the Northeast. As an accounting student at Strayer University, she uses it to communicate with her professors. So as a parent, why shouldn't she...
  • Docs Offer Advice on Keeping Children Healthy

    Docs Offer Advice on Keeping Children Healthy
    Parents always want to listen to the pediatrician when a child is sick, but what do the pediatricians want parents to hear when the goal is to keep children well? We posed that question to three doctors - Dr. Joel B. Steinberg, professor of pediatrics at...
  • Police take 'Kony 2012’s' Jason Russell to mental hospital

     
    Police take Kony 2012’s Jason Russell to mental hospital...
  • F-16s intercept plane during Obama’s Chicago visit

     
    Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a plane flown by a 75-year-old woman after it entered restricted airspace during President Barack Obama's recent visit to Chicago, …...
  • L.A. County opens mental health urgent care center near Olive View

     
    In June, a psychiatric patient at Olive View jumped from a sixth-floor window. The California Department of Public Health was still investigating the incident this week, according to a spokesman for the Department of Health Services....
  • NCH reveals new emergency room

     
    Northwest Community Hospital revealed its new emergency room this week, marking the completion of its multi-year $250 million renovation and expansion project. Renovations include 45 …...