A recognized leader in disaster management, BCFS Health and Human Services EMD offers multiple capabilities for people impacted by disasters. These services include mass care, medical sheltering, emergency management, incident handling, and other core functions. The organization is part of a broader nonprofit group that assists vulnerable populations in the United States and throughout the world. EMD responded to the destructive 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season by providing medical care and various other services to residents and responders around the Galveston, Texas area. This impactful hurricane season included storms Dolly, Gustav, and Ike, and nationally caused more than $50 billion in…

When most people think of Sao Paulo, the first thing that comes to their mind are skyscrapers, concrete and vehicles. Even though the city itself does not reach the coast, the state itself has about 400 miles of the very same Atlantic coastline you will see in Rio and Salvador. In fact, some of the best beaches in the country are located within less than two hours from the largest city in Brazil. Here are a few examples worth mentioning: Ilhabela Located about 128 miles from Sao Paulo, this 216 square mile island has one of the best-preserved Atlantic forests…

Have you or a family member ever been involved in an accident? Things happen so fast. When you’re getting your injuries treated, recovering from the shock, and answering police questions, a lot is going on. During this time, you’re probably also dealing with insurance companies, which can be quite a handful. You’ll need to do several things when required to settle a personal injury with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Here are a few tips for a successful injury claim. 1. Document Your Injuries and Financial Losses Medical records serve as evidence during the claim and the lawsuit, if it…

Being the owner of a small business is a major responsibility. With that in mind, how organized are you when it comes to running your company? If you’re a little unorganized here and there, it tends not to be a problem. Being too unorganized can make your company ripe for failure. Where Do You Need to Be More Organized? In reviewing where you may well need to be more organized in the workplace, look at the following: Tracking daily operations – How good of a job do you do with tasks like daily operations? From your sales and data and…

One of the biggest issues people have when getting information online or from other media is uncovering whether the source of the information is one that they should trust. While it’s perfectly fine to consume media that has a particular standpoint, leaning, or agenda, it’s when these things are hidden that they become a real issue.  So to help ensure that you know exactly what you’re reading or consuming, here are three ways you can tell if an article or other content is trustworthy.  The Headline Matches The Content One of the first signs that content you’re consuming shouldn’t be…