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  • first aid kit.jpg Tips for preparing for a natural disaster

    Being disaster-ready includes preparing your family and home for potential emergencies that could occur in your area.

    April 23, 2013 1 Photo 3 Stories

  • MainStory1.CollapsedHouse.jpg Are we prepared? Disasters prove more costly as people move into storm-prone areas

    The United States has more than doubled in population since 1950. Fifty-three percent of Americans now live in the 17 percent of counties sitting on a coast. Development is happening in vulnerable places.

    April 21, 2013 4 Photos

  • Screen shot 2013-04-19 at 4.31.07 PM.png MAP: What disaster conditions are you at risk for?

    See which areas of the United States are likely to be impacted by disaster conditions including, hurricanes and tornadoes.

    April 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Woodward-1.jpg QUIZ: Are you ready? Test your emergency prep knowledge

    Are you disaster-ready? See how much you know about disaster preparedness with this quiz.

    April 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • first aid kit.jpg Tips for preparing for a natural disaster

    Being disaster-ready includes preparing your family and home for potential emergencies that could occur in your area.

    April 19, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • r030413tornadodrill.jpg Weather warnings now issue from your pocket

    Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.

    April 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • SCIENCE WEATHER171.jpg Everybody talks about the weather, but it's not easy to predict

    Large temperature variations from year to year have significant implications, most obviously for farmers and gardeners but also for utility companies estimating energy use, city managers budgeting for snow and sports teams worrying about scheduling. Are we getting any better at predicting the weather weeks or months in advance?

    April 17, 2013 2 Photos

  • 1383104_82904793.jpg Are the world's great cities ready for rising waters and freak storms?

    The list of metropoles threatened by rising seas and freak storms is alarmingly long, if (from a U.S. viewpoint) reassuringly international.

    April 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • health_20100315_teensleeping_banner.jpg High school students not getting enough sleep

    Adolescents may have a reputation for sleeping excessively, but a new study shows that nearly none of America’s high school students receives adequate sleep – a potentially dangerous trend.

    August 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • health_20090722_briefgerms_banner.jpg Basic precautions can prevent germ-fest when school begins

    New shoes, new friends, new germs. It's a rite of passage from summer to fall that your kids have to fight every year. The back-to-school sniffles affect seemingly every child, as little mouths, hands and noses provide excellent breeding grounds and points of exchange. Since the children can't be trusted to look after their own hygiene, it's up to you, parents, to do it for them.

    August 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • back-to-school.jpg Back-to-school spending grows as parents restock, replenish

    With more children entering elementary and middle school this fall and after cutting back their spending last year, parents with growing kids will hit the stores to replace and replenish what their children might have had to “make-do” with last school season.

    July 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • home_20100813_school_banner.jpg As kids return to school, find ways to restore order at home

    From bedrooms that resemble combat zones to dining rooms turned into impromptu playgrounds, the kids sure have made a mess of things over the summer. But their return to school is an opportunity to reclaim your home, plus add a few new décor touches for restoring the house -- and your lifestyle -- to sanity.

    July 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • health_20100827_schoolsnacks_banner.jpg Simple tips for helping kids choose after-school snacks

    Stopping at a convenience store on the way home or hanging out with friends, a child, the after-school eating machine, probably isn’t making the most healthful choices.

    July 23, 2012 2 Photos

  • health_20060825_backtoschool_banner.jpg Battle back-to-school blues

    Children of all ages have apprehensions about school, but they don’t have to. Dr. Michelle Kees, a psychiatrist with the University of Michigan Health System, offers her advice for keeping the school outlook as bright as a new pair of sneakers.

    July 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • titanic-remains2.jpg Officials: Human remains at Titanic shipwreck site

    Human remains may be embedded in the mud of the North Atlantic where the New York-bound Titanic came to rest when it sank 100 years ago, a federal official said.

    April 16, 2012 3 Photos 3 Stories