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Hurricane Dorian could hit the US today. Here's how hospitals are preparing.

September 3, 2019


As Hurricane Dorian approaches the United States, hospitals up the Atlantic coast are preparing for the powerful storm.

Are we nearing an Ebola cure? 2 new treatments dramatically improve survival.

August 14, 2019


Health officials on Monday announced that two experimental treatments appear to have improved the survival rates of patients infected with the Ebola virus, and the treatments now will be offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have contracted the virus.

‘Heroics in the face of violence’: Inside University Medical Center of El Paso after the mass shooting

August 13, 2019


For staff at University Medical Center of El Paso, the hours after the recent mass shooting in their city were a time of "heroics in the face of violence," according to the New York Times, which recounts the team's efforts to save 14 victims who had been gunned down at a Walmart.

Weekly Line: There's finally an Ebola vaccine. So why isn't it stopping the latest outbreak?

August 9, 2019


The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially entered its second year, and much to public health workers' dismay, it's not slowing down.

Trump signs bill providing $10B in compensation for 9/11 first responders

August 6, 2019


President Trump last week signed into law a bill that will extend aid to first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks through 2092.

How hospitals responded to the mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton

August 5, 2019


Providers at hospitals in Texas and Ohio rushed to treat victims of two mass shootings over the weekend—one in El Paso that left 20 dead and 26 injured, and one in Dayton that left nine dead and at least 27 injured.

Are US hospitals prepared for wildfires?

June 25, 2019


U.S. hospital infrastructure is underprepared for mass casualty burn events, which might become more common as destructive wildfires grow in frequency, experts say.

Congress sends pandemic preparedness bill to Trump

June 7, 2019


The House on Tuesday passed and sent to President Trump a pandemic preparedness bill that would reauthorize funding for HHS programs designed to respond to biological and chemical threats, disasters, and emerging infectious diseases.

A wildfire nearly destroyed this California hospital. Is this a chance to 'rethink' care?

June 4, 2019


After the Camp Fire last year destroyed Paradise, a remote town in California, the town is now taking on the enormous task of rebuilding its entire health care system.

Finding Patient Zero: How one man unknowingly spread measles to 39 people—and how officials tracked him down

April 22, 2019


In March, a man traveled from Brooklyn to Michigan to visit people in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities to raise money for charity—but, unbeknownst to him, he had contracted measles and would become Michigan's "patient zero" in an ongoing measles outbreak.

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