Do The Right Thing in Times of Disaster: A Lesson from the Louisiana Floods – Insights by Dr. Robert Chandler

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There are far too many anecdotal tales told about crisis mismanagement and performance failures for disaster mitigation…

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The Coming Seafood Crisis: Path to Sustainability or Collapse

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In the decade since David Biello warned of the catastrophic consequences of over-fishing the planet’s oceans in…

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The Little Acknowledged Crisis of Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace – Part 1: Scope of the Disaster

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Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness…

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Health Communication to Boost Influenza Immunization Rates Remains a Priority

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each…

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Newly Identified Strain of E. Coli Bacteria Resistant to the “Antibiotic of Last Resort”

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Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to…

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New Research Suggests Physical Brain Injury as A Cause of Psychological Trauma and PTSD

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In military, law enforcement, industrial and disaster management contexts, traumatic stress symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorders have…

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Can an Earthquake Probability Tool Predict the Next Financial Market Shift?

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One of the bragging points for NASA has been the benefits of spin-off commercial projects that stem…

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Distracted Worker Problem Highlights Human Performance Disaster

I have previously called attention to human performance implications of distracted individuals. Such distractions can negatively impact…

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Mental Health Support is Critical for Crisis Managers and Employees in High-Stress Roles

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted an advisory report recommending expanding mental health monitoring, support and…

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