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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Disaster Preparation And Recovery (Overview)

Disaster preparation are all the activities and practices involved in preparing for natural disasters. This includes things like keeping a disaster preparedness kit, making sure your house is storm proofed, and knowing where shelters are in your community.


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What kind of food should I store in preparation for a radioactive disaster?

What kind of food should I store in preparation for a radioactive disaster?

All food: could potentially become contaminated when exposed to radiation. A radiation proof storage system is what you need for both food and water. Then, in addition to medical/sanitaton supplies you need emergency heat, lighting and communication sources. Also, in a nuclear disease you might need a geiger counter, gas mask(s), fallout meter, potassium iodide tablets, among other things. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
56 doctors shared insights

Disaster Preparation And Recovery (Overview)

Disaster preparation are all the activities and practices involved in preparing for natural disasters. This includes things like keeping a disaster preparedness kit, making sure your house is storm proofed, and knowing where shelters are in your community.


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How do I know if I need recovery?

Your asking: Just by the fact you are asking the question i suspect you need it. But in all honesty good for you to be at least thinking about it. Past that i dont know from what. Talk to your doctor or counselor. Short answer, recovery is a different way of life and can affect how you handle any situation better and without a substance. Not a bad place to be. Lots of people ready to help as well. ...Read more

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Disaster preparation and recovery (Tip)

Nearly 60% of disaster- related deaths are due to earthquakes. ...See more

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What's good for a workout recovery?

What's good for a workout recovery?

Warm down, rest: Warming down after a workout (light aerobic movement at low intensity) will help keep stiffness at bay. Resting worked muscle groups allows recovery. Best to work different muscle groups on consecutive days. Cross training ( switching from running to cycling, for example) helps avoid injury. ...Read more

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What's 12-step recovery program used for?

What's 12-step recovery program used for?

Any addiction: 12 step programs are used to recover from a number of addictions and compulsive behaviors, and are useful for friends and family members of addicts. ...Read more

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What should I expect during recovery at home?

More specific?: ...Recovery from what? I'd love to help, but this question is unanswerable. ...Read more

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What is critical for recovery from this illness?

What illness?: Depends on the illness. Please ask your question again and specify which one. ...Read more

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Synovectomy recovery time?

Synovectomy recovery time?

3-4 weeks: Generally a patient can recover and return to work and sports after 3-4 weeks following a knee scope for synovectomy. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, but to not over do. Avoid lifting. Eat a nutritious well balanced diet and drink lots of water. If you have any problems, get in to see your surgeon. Take care! ...Read more

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What is recovery time for bronchoscope?

What is recovery time for bronchoscope?

Short: I am assuming you are referring to bronchoscopy -- a procedure where they sedate you and look into your lungs? This is typically a short outpatient same-day procedure and should not take long to recover. ...Read more

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Recovery time for a massive hemothorax?

Recovery time for a massive hemothorax?

That depends: We would need more information. Was this from trauma? Were there other injuries? What do you mean by massive? How much blood loss? Surgery? More details would allow for the response you need. ...Read more

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Fistulotomy recovery, what happens next?

Fistulotomy recovery, what happens next?

Heals inside out: expect 1 week of soreness and about 2-3 weeks of wound drainage. keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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How is recovery time or hemilaminectomy?

How is recovery time or hemilaminectomy?

Generally several : Weeks until the incision and musculature is healed for an i complicated surgery of this type-generally 4-6 weeks for most activities and 6 to 8 weeks for all activities like golf, tennis, bowling and gardening for example. ...Read more

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Fistulotomy recovery : what is involved?

Fistulotomy recovery : what is involved?

Fistulotomy post-op: It depends on how extensive your fistulotomy is, but typically postoperative care includes stool softeners and sitz baths after bowel movements. Pain medicine is typically prescribed to be used the first couple of weeks as needed following the surgery. Some light spotting of blood on toilet paper is common. ...Read more

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Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

5-7 days: is considered normal unless multiple polyps or excessive bleeding are noted. ...Read more

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What is scheuermans disease recovery time?

What is scheuermans disease recovery time?

Be more specific: What are you trying to recover from. What you are asking is recovery time from a kyphosis or a curvature of the thoracic spine. You don't recover from this unless the curve is corrected surgically. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from appendicites?

How long is the recovery from appendicites?

Depends on treatment: Your recovery depends on many issues. Was this perforated appendicitis with abscess, or uncomplicated appendicitis treated by laparoscopic appendectomy? Most people feel better within 48-72h after laparoscopic surgery, and are back to usual activities in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed. ...Read more

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What is the scheuermans disease recovery time?

No recovery per: se. It is an osteochondritis or the Spine vertebral bodies, and is typlcally noticed as consecutive wedging of 3 or more vertebral bodies, which can lead at times to excessive kyphosis. ...Read more

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How much is rhe recovery time for hystorectomy?

How much is rhe recovery time for hystorectomy?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. ...Read more

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