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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Evacuating Older Adults and Their Furry Friends: FSU Study Finds Florida Needs More Pet-Friendly Shelters

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Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

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Tiny Tornados at the Dawn of the Universe

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Swirling soup of matter’s fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado, setting new record for “vorticity.”

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SU Senior Turns Tornado Chaser During Summer Break

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This summer, many of Alison Banks’ classmates caught some beachside rays. The Salisbury University senior preferred cloudy days. She attended the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at Colorado State University, chasing tornadoes while pursuing her interest in atmospheric sciences.

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The Medical Minute: Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.

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Storm Evacuations Cause Ripple Effects That Stall Transportation and Communications Infrastructure, Says Virginia Tech Expert

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On the Frontlines of Climate Change

George Kourounis has been on the front lines of climate change for years. He has witnessed first-hand the effects of our changing environment.

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Record-Low 2016 Antarctic Sea Ice Due to 'Perfect Storm' of Tropical, Polar Conditions

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This exceptional, sudden loss of sea ice around Antarctica last year was due to a unique one-two punch from atmospheric conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean and around the South Pole.

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Like Sandy, Arctic Warming Made Harvey a Killer Storm

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How Can Children Cope with Natural Disasters? Public Health Researchers Can Discuss Kids' Mental Health

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