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Roof Collapse Concerns Due to Heavy Snow? Meet Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael O’Rourke - U.S. Expert on Snow Loads

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2011 Houston Heat Wave Led to Significant Rise in Emergency Department Visits

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Houston experienced its hottest summer on record in 2011, resulting in 278 excess emergency department visits per day during the August heat wave, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) published recently in Environmental Health.

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UI Researchers Link Smoke From Fires to Tornado Intensity

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University of Iowa researchers have found that smoke from fires can intensify tornadoes. They examined the effects of smoke—resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America—transported across the Gulf of Mexico and encountering tornado conditions already in process in the United States.

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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