Gerontology & Geriatrics

Three ways to help older adults prepare for disasters

From fires to floods, older adults are disproportionately affected in disasters. In honor of National Preparedness Month, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology experts offer age-friendly advice on how to better prepare ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many dialysis patients unprepared for emergencies and disasters

Patients on dialysis are very vulnerable during emergencies or disasters, but many are unprepared for such situations, according to two studies that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11-16 at the Pennsylvania ...

Health

AMA 'Code of Ethics' offers guidance for physicians

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) Code of Ethics and other articles provide guidance for physicians in relation to public health emergencies, according to a report from the AMA.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Living through a tornado does not shake optimism

Even in the face of a disaster, we remain optimistic about our chances of injury compared to others, according to a new study. Residents of a town struck by a tornado thought their risk of injury from a future tornado was ...

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