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March 9, 2021
AMA Journal to Study Disaster Response
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The American Medical Association has introduced a new medical journal billed as the first of its kind devoted to the science of disaster planning and response.

The quarterly journal is titled Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Its first edition features articles about Hurricane Katrina, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.

Doctor Kevin Stephens, author of one of the Katrina studies and director of the New Orleans Health Department, says health professionals need to study deaths and illnesses from disasters to better prepare for catastrophes.

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