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Fresenius Medical Care’s Patient Engagement May Have Saved Lives During Superstorm Sandy

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a division of Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) and North America’s largest provider of kidney care, hospitalist services and renal products, today hailed a new study by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week showing that dialysis patients who received treatments immediately before Super Storm Sandy experienced a much better survival rate and less frequent visits to the hospital. FMCNA provided pre-storm, weekend care to a wide section of the area surveyed by the study, indicating that the company’s efforts made an appreciable difference in patients’ lives.

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Marijuana Weight Gain, Climate Change and Floods, Alcoholism Predictors, and More Top Stories 1 July 2015

Other topics include; do x-rays really cause cancer? And more.

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Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds

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As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business development in an expanding floodplain.

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Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research

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The National Weather Service this summer is introducing new online forecasts based on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR. The new graphics will better communicate local forecasts and potential weather threats for the millions of Americans who rely on the NWS website.

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WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

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Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ in Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world.

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Texas Tech Deploys Research Team to Intercept Tropical Storm Bill

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Today Is the First Day of Hurricane Season. Are You Prepared? Advice and Tips From ER Physician Dr. Ross Tobleman, M.D.

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Texas Flash Flooding, Coping with Disasters and PTSD: Psychiatrists Available for Comment

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5 Food Safety Tips for When the Power Goes Out

It’s tornado season, so there’s a chance the power could go out at any time during a storm. Bob Gravani, PhD, CFS, a Professor of Food Science at Cornell University and a spokesperson for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), provides several tips to keep food safe during a power outage.