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What’s the Medical “Standard of Care” in an Emergency?

By | January 23rd, 2014|Preparedness|

Good question.  Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. For example-  hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies, and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used.  [...]

Vitamin D & Calcium

By | December 6th, 2010|Prevention|

Calcium and Vitamin D are two essential nutrients long known for their role in bone health. Over the last 10 years there’s been a fair amount of controversy about how much people need to stay healthy.  To help clarify this issue the Institute of Medicine (IOM) assessed the current data on health outcomes associated with [...]

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