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Five years later: UNC Hospitals’ Hurricane Katrina response
The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall undoubtedly brings back memories for thousands of Gulf Coast residents and emergency response providers across the country, including several folks at UNC. On Sept. 2, 2005, a team of physicians, nurses and staff from UNC Hospitals left North Carolina to travel to the Gulf Coast as part of the medical response to Hurricane Katrina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Sept. 2
UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation
A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance
Dr. Wes Wallace, an Emergency Department physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how a little preparation can help you deal with both minor and serious injuries that can happen during a camping trip.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
Protect yourself from heat illness, heat stroke
It’s important to be able to recognize heat-related illnesses, how to prevent them and what to do if the heat really gets you down.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - August 14, 2009
Protect yourself from heat illness, heat stroke
It’s important to be able to recognize heat-related illnesses, how to prevent them and what to do if the heat really gets you down.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 14, 2009
Hot Topic: Who suffers the most in summer heat?
With higher temperatures comes higher risk of heat-related conditions like sunburn, cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009
Hot Topic: Who suffers the most in summer heat?
With higher temperatures comes higher risk of heat-related conditions like sunburn, cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009
Mears named top 10 innovator in emergency medical services
Greg D. Mears, M.D., an associate professor in the emergency medicine department, has been named one of the top 10 innovators in emergency medical services for 2008 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / April