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

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

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

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

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.

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Two Years After Superstorm Sandy: Resilience in Twelve Neighborhoods

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals uneven patterns of recovery in 12 neighborhoods two years after Superstorm Sandy. Social factors, such as trust and community bonds prove important in predicting resilience.

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New Methods to Calculate Risk of Floods

University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk.

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URI Ocean Engineer: Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami

An ocean engineer at the University of Rhode Island has found that a massive underwater landslide, not just the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

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DNA Signature Found in Ice Storm Babies

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds. Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University have detected a distinctive ‘signature’ in the DNA of children born in the aftermath of the massive Quebec ice storm. Five months after the event, researchers recruited women who had been pregnant during the disaster and assessed their degrees of hardship and distress in a study called Project Ice Storm.

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April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare

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UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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