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Study: Three-fold spike in heart attacks continued six years after Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:30
Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina. Researchers also found a lasting disruption in the timing of heart attacks in the six years after the storm with significantly more incidents occurring on nights and weekends, which are typically times hospitals see fewer admissions for heart attacks.
FEMA forgives $370,000 Hurricane Katrina loan to Harahan
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:45
Harahan Mayor Vinny Mosca said Tuesday that FEMA has cancelled the city's $370,000 loan for Hurricane Katrina repairs. For a city with an annual budget of $5.5 million, the loan forgiveness is huge. "It means a lot," Mosca said. "This was money that has already spent, and that now we don't have to repay." He said that the move would free up money for Harahan in 2015.
Rise in Heart Attacks After Hurricane Katrina Persisted Six Years Later
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:45
Researchers also find a lasting disruption in the timing of heart attacks after the disaster. Released:3/18/2014 10:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom:Tulane University more news from this sourceContact Information Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsMayo Clinic Proceedings Newswise — Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Donna Cox: ‘Visualizing nature’s most extreme storms on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers’
Monday, 17 March 2014 17:30
Visualizing nature’s most extreme storms on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers; looks inside Hurricane Katrina and tornado-bearing thunderstorms and at climate change Dr. Donna Cox, National Center for Supercomputer Applications-University of Illinois, Champaign, IL What you are to see in this presentation by Dr. Donna Cox of the University of Illinois-Champaign is nothing short of breathtaking! Join us for a look at the groundbreaking scientific visualization which is underway on the fasted university supercomputer…
Ex-NOPD cop held in Katrina killings asks to be moved
Monday, 17 March 2014 11:00
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for a former New Orleans police sergeant who is awaiting a new trial on charges in deadly shootings after Hurricane Katrina have asked a federal judge to move him to a local jail. Kenneth Bowen and three other former officers have been in custody since their indictment in 2010. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ordered new trials for them in September 2013, citing prosecutorial misconduct, but did not free them.
Ex-cop held in Katrina killings asks to be moved
Monday, 17 March 2014 09:45
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Judge won't broaden Katrina whistleblower case
Saturday, 15 March 2014 15:15
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. to pay legal fees and damages of $3 million in a whistleblower lawsuit after a jury found the insurer defrauded the government in a policyholder claim after Hurricane Katrina. However, the judge refused to allow sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby of Ocean Springs, Miss.
Adichie wins National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction for ‘Americanah’
Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:15
“Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,” Pulitzer-winning journalist Sheri Fink’s book about Hurricane Katrina, won for nonfiction. The biography winner was Leo Damrosch’s “Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World.” Amy Wilentz’s “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti” received the autobiography prize; the book is based on Wilentz’s years of reporting from that nation. Frank Bidart’s “Metaphysical Dog” won for poetry, and Franco Moretti’s “Distant Reading” won for criticism.
Love story, chronicle of Hurricane Katrina win US book prizes
Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:00
March 14, 2014 8:35am Tags: literary award NEW YORK - A love story that examines modern attitudes about race, a chronicle of the days after Hurricane Katrina and a biography of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift won National Book Critics Circle awards on Thursday. The prizes presented at the New School in New York City honor books published in the United States in the past year and are selected by the group's 24-member board of directors.
Love story, chronicle of Hurricane Katrina win U.S. book prizes
Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A love story that examines modern attitudes about race, a chronicle of the days after Hurricane Katrina and a biography of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift won National Book Critics Circle awards on Thursday. The prizes presented at the New School in New York City honor books published in the United States in the past year and are selected by the group's 24-member board of directors.
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