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Don't Blame De Blasio for Aggressive Storm Response, Says Political Expert

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After the Storm: Whether Shoveling or Snow Blowing, Heart Patients Must Exercise Caution, Advises UB Cardiologist

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Bad Weather Warnings Most Effective if Probability Included, New Research Suggests

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Risk researchers find that the public may respond best to severe weather warnings if they include a probability estimate, an important finding not only for the present but also for the longer-term future as climate change brings more frequent and severe threats.

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10 Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami – American’s Should Rethink Donations

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Hurricane Sandy Increased Incidence of Heart Attacks and Stroke in Hardest Hit New Jersey Counties

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Researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence that Hurricane Sandy, commonly referred to as a superstorm, had a significant effect on cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke, in the high-impact areas of New Jersey two weeks following the 2012 storm.

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Eighty Percent of Kidney Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Natural Disaster or Emergency

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Eighty percent of kidney dialysis patients surveyed were not adequately prepared in the event of an emergency or natural disaster that shut down their dialysis center. But after receiving individualized education from a multidisciplinary team , 78 percent of these patients had become adequately prepared, according to a study.

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Citywide Access to Supermarkets in New Orleans Equivalent to Pre-Hurricane Katrina Level

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Embargoed research from APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 15-19

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WIU Tornado Recovery Expert Available

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International Scientific Society Reacts to L'aquila Seismologists Acquittal

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The following statement is attributable to Christine McEntee, Executive Director and CEO, American Geophysical Union:

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Wildfires that Could Impact Human Communities in Eastern Colorado Rockies Most Likely to Start on Private Lands, Experts Say

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Scientists find that on the front range of the Colorado Rockies the highest fire risk factors are from privately owned lands and threaten other privately held land and property.