Apr 16, 2013 — These days hospitals drill for mass casualty disasters like the explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. But when it happened for real, the first response was disbelief. Then the victims began arriving. Doctors say they were confronted with the kinds of IED injuries that U.S. troops have gotten in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jan 29, 2013 — The American College of Emergency Physicians and FEMA are hoping to teach children what to do before, during, and after disasters using their online game, Disaster Hero.
Sep 28, 2012 — The list of items that early Antarctic explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott packed in their medical kits reads like a "witch's grimoire." Along with strange items like fish swim bladders and 'gold-beater's skin" were psycho-active drugs believed to be medically useful.
Jul 10, 2012 — The public health gurus are using weddings as teachable moments for disaster preparedness. Plan ahead, prepare an emergency kit, and stay informed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. But that's just the beginning.
May 19, 2011 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seized on the idea of a zombie apocalypse as a way to get Americans to prepare for more likely natural disasters, ranging from floods to earthquakes.
Mar 31, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, preparing for the unimaginable, and criticism over coverage of an alleged sexual assault. In the second hour, paying for college, and guitarist Joe Robinson.
Oct 27, 2012 — Forecasters warn the hurricane will merge with a bad storm system coming in from the west and cold weather descending from Canada - all will combine with a full moon Monday night, creating one of the worst storms in recent years.