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From natural disasters to public health emergencies and other crisis situations, the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation cannot be underestimated. Preparing and protecting your family, home and business can be a life-saving and cost-saving decision. Faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are available to draw on their expertise in emergency preparedness, public health and a host of other disaster preparedness-related issues.

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McCarthy named term chair of emergency medicine at UTHealth

James McCarthy, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, has been named term chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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West Nile virus 101 with UTHealth’s Richard Bradley, M.D.

Since West Nile virus first emerged in the United States in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 30,000 cases.   infection of birds and is transmitted when a mosquito bites an infected bird and subsequently bites a human.

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Hurricane Ike report identifies hardships endured by Houstonians with disabilities

When Hurricane Ike knocked out the power to Kathleen DeSilva's ventilator at her house in the Heights, a gasoline-powered generator was all that was keeping her alive. And like many Houstonians, her relatives had a hard time finding gas during the two weeks she was without electrical service.

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