Flu Season: Are You Prepared?

By Melissa Rivera     We spend a lot of time about how to prepare for natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes. Yet every year, seasonal influenza kills between 12,000 and 56,000 people and hospitalizes 140,000 to 710,000, according … Read More

Preparing for a Pandemic

By Melissa Rivera     Three weeks ago, World Bank officials hosted a global pandemic simulation. No, not the World Health Organization or U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though both were involved. The World Bank is responding to … Read More

Summer – and Lyme Disease – Approaches

In the spring and summer, my 5-year-old son lives outside. As soon as he gets home from school, he runs to the backyard and spends hours dashing back and forth, swinging on a swing or scribbling on the sidewalk with … Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself About Zika Virus

On April 11, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about the threat posed from the Zika virus. “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought,” said … Read More

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