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Eric Noji (Eric K Noji M.D.)
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The separation of twins conjoined at the head was a medical marvel, but the family’s life was filled with tragedy.
"All the personnel are mobilized, in particular the [Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente] and A&E teams. The necessary staff are called in directly by the hospitals," the AP-HP stated in a press release Friday evening. All the emergency services of the largest university hospital in France were mobilized. The victims of the attacks were mainly distributed among Saint-Louis Hospital, La Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Henri Mondor Hospital, Lariboisière Hospital, Saint-Antoine Hospital, Bichat Hospital, and Beaujon Hospital.
Things that you can do to bust through the paralysis by analysis:
-   Drop the need for perfection: No one is perfect… just strive to be the best.
-   Embrace ‘Ready-Fire-Aim’: Take a well-informed shot and see where you’ve missed, then adjust accordingly.
-   Establish deadlines: Pursue deadlines with intent  and you will usually meet them.
-   Adopt the buddy system: Should you find yourself off course, ask for help.
-   Make quick decisions: Make a decision quickly then you can take action quickly.
Not every storm is as devastating as Katrina was, but they all have the potential to cause damage, disrupt lives, and uproot communities. By providing useful, accurate, early-warning information, we want to do our part to help people prepare. More information won’t stop natural disasters from occurring, but it can go a long way to keeping people safe, and in some cases, could even save lives.

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On November 14, the French Minister for Health, Marisol Touraine, and the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, paid tribute to the Paris medical teams who helped treat those injured in the Paris attacks of Friday, November 13. It was thanks to the exemplary work done by these teams that there have only been three deaths from among the 100 injured who were classified as "Absolute Emergencies."  Medscape France spoke with a Paris SAMU emergency ambulance doctor and a Paris accident and emergency (A&E) physician, who explained how the healthcare personnel were mobilized.
Captagon is a molecule that "excites the senses, limits fatigue, and inhibits stress." It is not, however, a molecule that is given "to send people off to war," as has been stated in various media. Similar molecules can indeed often be found at certain Parisian parties.  "Captagon is not the only molecule that could be used to commit acts of terror. It would also be perfectly possible to take benzodiazepines.  "The drug is just the finishing touch," added Dr Benyamina. The main problem remains "the long-term work by the recruiters to mold young people characterized by a desire to prove themselves and low levels of harm avoidance."
A lack of rainfall is already starting to have devastating impacts on agriculture and food security, especially in places such Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands which are still recovering from the impacts of Tropical Cyclones Pam and Raquel, as well as Typhoon Soudelor. Water deliveries are already reaching 67 000 people in Fiji and 90 000 people are being targeted with emergency food supplies in Vanuatu. In the Solomon Islands, schools and health centres are being forced to close due to a lack of water.
Key Points • A strong El Niño is now in force with some climatologists warning it could rival the 1997/98 event which was the most severe on record. • In an El Niño year, the cyclone season usually runs longer and features a greater proportion of severe cyclones forming over a larger area. • Up to 13 Pacific countries could be affected by El Niño-related drought, placing as many as 4.7 million people at risk. • Intensified drought conditions will...
It might sound like a line out of a Hollywood script, but with an estimated 44,000 in-flight medical emergencies occurring worldwide every year, according to a 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine,  physicians flying the friendly skies need to be prepared to respond at 35,000 feet.
This video presents a series of excerpts taken from briefings held before a special House of Representatives panel on lessons from the catastrophic December 1988 earthquake in Armenia useful for improving preparedness for a similar event in the U.S. Various specialists comment on the damage and effects of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. Following a brief discussion of Armenia's history, Prof. Eric Noji from the Johns Hopkins Hospital defines the new specialty of disaster medicine with detailed explanations of crush and compartment syndromes and earthquake-related kidney failure
The Food and Drug Administration is talking to Google about how the search engine could help the agency identify previously unknown side effects of medications. Agency officials held a conference call on June 9 with a senior Google researcher who co-wrote a 2013 paper about using search query data to identify adverse drug reactions, according to a record of the meeting posted to the FDA website that hasn't been previously reported. Microsoft researchers also say they have been working informally with the agency for several years on detecting drug side effects.
Millions of people search online for information about symptoms and prescription drugs. Patterns in their searches might reveal previously unknown side effects of medications
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I am a medical doctor with over 25 years of experience working in the fields of global health, applied epidemiology, disaster relief, health and human security, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, emergency preparedness and crisis monitoring.  I was born near Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  Due to my father's occupation as a Naval officer and diplomat, I traveled more places than most people do in a lifetime before I was 18. Lived in Switzerland, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the South of France. 

After graduating from college at Stanford, I spent the next three years being a nomad traveler hitchhiking around Asia, North Africa, South America, New Guinea, Bornea, New Australia and Eastern Europe.  When I ran out of money, I worked odd jobs, primarily in building and construction, carpentry, painting houses, waiting tables in restaurants, repairing boats, yachts, and even some quite large luxury cruise ships. Always entrepreneurial by nature, I discovered at a very young age that there is always a way to make a living, even if it meant living quite frugally and in rather austere conditions.  During my travels in the USA I would hold a sign up that said  "Traveling Need Work" and stand in front of a hardware store.  

But I never lost sight of my childhood dream to become a medical doctor.  This three year period might seem to others to have been aimless wandering, a "lost weekend", but in truth was the time where I really "found myself" as well as learning about life and being completely self-sufficient.  Despite not doing much in the way of studying or anything remotely resembling an academic life since I left Stanford, I did remarkably well on my medical entrance examinations and was accepted to several medical schools.  I decided on the University of Rochester in upstate New York.  After graduating from medical school, I did my clinical medical training in Emergency Medicine in Chicago followed by public health studies in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.  After several years as an attending physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, I have spent the better part of the past twenty years working in Atlanta Georgia at the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" or CDC as a medical epidemiologist (otherwise known as a "disease detective", a job popularized in novels and films such as "The Andromeda Strain", "And the Band Played On", "Outbreak", "Ebola", "The Hot Zone" and "Contagion").

As a medical epidemiologist at the CDC for more than two decades, my public health work took me all over the world, and I had the pleasure of living in a wide range of habitats, from North African deserts, tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia, high mountains above timberline in the Hindu Kush, and above the Arctic Circle in the vast Siberian tundra.  Many stories here, believe me!  Yes, I've had a very interesting (and eventful) life.   Being adventurous, intense and passionate about just about everything I do, I admit I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but unlike many people, I learned from these misadventures and rarely made the same mistake again.  For the most part, I lived frugally, I invested well and now I can do what I like, when I like, and for the most part, what I do best.  I also finally have the time to do a lot of reading, writing, take the occasional short-term medical missions to work in the poorest countries in the most difficult circumstances and have even consulted on some movies and documentaries. 

I currently am a founding partner at Aegis Health Security.  The core of our work is to strengthen corporate, government and voluntary organization partnerships through aggressive marketing and networking using both traditional media (film, TV, radio, theater, art exhibits, etc.) and new and innovative applications of internet-based social media to strengthen the international community's response, recovery and resilience to disasters (such as  Hurricane Sandy , which severely damaged our New York City office).  However, I mostly spend my time raising awareness and money for organizations that work to strengthen the education and health of children with very special needs who are homeless, abused, starving, illiterate, left orphaned or destitute by natural disasters, or traumatized by war.   This is something I believe passionately in. And which I intend to spend the rest of my life doing.  C'est toute.

"...I live and work on the edge - the views are breathtaking, the experiences deep and satisfying and the learning is limitless...."

In my lifetime, I really have done just about everything and have been to just about everywhere!   My passions are travel to exotic locales, good food and wine and meeting new and interesting people.   Despite all the travel I was able to do at CDC, I still adore going to the most exotic, off-the-beaten track places to experience different cultures, cuisines, personal relationships and unusual environments.  I have very eclectic interests including architecture, English gardens, animal husbandry, family and historical genealogy (especially of royalty and noble families), polo, field ornithology, marine biology, military history, especially the development of naval warfare since the time of Themistocles and Pericles in Athens, yacht and outrigger design, electrical engineering, ship and automobile restoration (I used to own a Maserati that is still a classic).  I love people and have always been very fond of stimulating conversation, especially with creative and talented people like artists, writers, musicians, athletes, scholars, actors, dancers, scientists, film-makers, inventors, wanderers and iconoclasts. Since early childhood, I have had a fascination with all living creatures, particularly dinosaurs. Since very early childhood, I have had a fascination with all living creatures.  I usually have at least a three dogs, a cat, birds and a couple horses.  An avid naturalist and skilled wildlife biologist, my favorite pastime is wandering in the countryside on crisp, clear autumn days usually accompanied by his two golden retrievers and beautiful three-month old Huskie.

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“…So much has been said and written about the legendary life of Dr Eric Noji — and his story is so mythic in its sweep — that it’s difficult to summarize his career without restating clichés that have already been digested by dozens of his admirers. To start with the obvious, he is the most influential public health figure in the disaster relief and humanitarian crisis community, having introduced more innovations into current health response to disasters than any of his contemporaries. Relentlessly imaginative, iconoclastic and innovative, Eric Noji grabbed a hold of the international humanitarian community’s consciousness in 1985 and never let go for the next three decades, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity but never losing his remarkable ability to communicate his increasingly sophisticated ideas to the general public and senior-level decision-makers in governments, the UN, corporations and philanthropic organizations. His supremacy as disaster icon remains unchallenged to this day, years after having left the Centers for Disease Control where he first achieved prominence…” From the Foreword by Sergio Viera de Mello to his book of memoirs: “Confessions of a Wanderer: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy”, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (publication date, October 2013).
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