Energy Sector’s Vulnerability Threatens Health of Communities, Calls for Coordinated Response

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, communities along the East Coast remained without power for up to several weeks. The impacts were vast: millions of residents went without heat while battling the cold for extended periods. Hospitals were unable to provide proper care for patients…

Can Social Media Help Public Health Officials Monitor Disease Outbreaks?

It would seem that the exchange of health information on social media and the Internet is an obvious opportunity to gain insight into emerging disease outbreaks. With new initiatives like Google Flu Trends and HealthMap, there are more ways than ever before to monitor outbreaks.…