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Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions (SVPs).

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Politics Expert Available to Comment on U.S.-Puerto Rico Policy and Presidential Leadership

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Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

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A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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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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Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

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As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equipment for a successful procedure.

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Making a Difference: UVA Community Is Giving Back in Wake of Natural Disasters

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This story features UVA Darden alumna Elizabeth Moody Ross (MBA '04) who worked in the Home Depot command center to ensure plywood was available to help rebuild areas hit by natural disasters.

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Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

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Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.

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Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

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With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital. They did in remarkable fashion.

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St. Mary’s College Students Raise $14K and Collect 9,816 Non-perishable Items for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland students led by the Student Government Association collected nearly $14,000 in monetary donations and 9,816 non-perishable items currently being distributed by the Pasadena Independent School District in southeastern Texas.

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Pecans Hit by Hurricanes, but Growers Hope to Encourage Use Beyond Winter Holidays

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.Hurricanes may have taken a big bite out of the U.S. pecan crop this year, but that’s not likely to stop the annual fall flurry of pies, candies, cheeses and other delicacies made with the popular native nut, officials said.







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