Tag: disasters

1. Climate change negatively affects child health via both direct and indirect mechanisms. 2. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that pediatricians and governments take steps to mitigate climate change in order to safeguard and improve child health. Rundown: Climate change is a well-described phenomenon that has a significant impact...
1. Given the unique medical, psychological, and developmental needs of children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement with pediatric-specific recommendations for disaster preparedness. 2. The AAP suggests collaboration amongst multidisciplinary providers in preparing for a disaster, as well as ready availability of pediatric-specific equipment, medications,...
Image: PD  1. It is estimated that 11-38% of individuals experience stress-related or adjustment disorders after community disasters.   Study Rundown: It has been reported that up to 38% of distressed individuals presenting for evaluation after disaster have stress-related and adjustment disorders. While evidence-based treatments and interventions for individuals with distress after...