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Wildfires strain California hospitals

Wildfires strain California hospitals

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 21, 2017

Wildfires that have ripped through communities in Northern California have stretched the area's healthcare system to its limit.

House investigates HHS' hurricane preparedness and response

House investigates HHS' hurricane preparedness and response

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 12, 2017

The House oversight committee is looking into how HHS prepared for and responded to hurricanes Irma and Maria. Some lawmakers have been concerned that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were treated differently than U.S. states in the wake of the storms.

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 07, 2017

Dr. Price resigns, Las Vegas endures a massacre, Trump accuses Puerto Rican officials of playing politics, and its easy to think there is nothing to be done, but that is not true.

Puerto Rico's healthcare system faces a long road to recovery

Puerto Rico's healthcare system faces a long road to recovery

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 30, 2017

Years of systemic issues within Puerto Rico's health system and a delay in government aid following Hurricane Maria could make for a much more difficult and longer recovery compared with similar relief efforts in Texas and Florida.

Hurricane's strike brought particular risks to the oldest

By Associated Press  |  September 13, 2017

Time and again, natural disasters have claimed residents of nursing homes and other senior communities. The risks rise in a state like Florida, which has the highest proportion of people 65 and older of any state, one in five of its residents.

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