Hurricane Harvey: Why Mobile Medical Care is Critical
As a result, delivering medical care to individuals in compromised living quarters—whether in a flooded home or in a shelter—presents unique challenges to first responders, as well as doctors and nurses who serve on the front lines. (Robert Glatter, MD/Forbes)

Houston’s Hospitals Treat Storm Victims and Become Victims Themselves
Water poured into hospitals. Ambulances were caught up in roiling floodwaters. Medical transport helicopters were grounded by high winds. Houston’s world-renowned health care infrastructure found itself battered by Hurricane Harvey, struggling to treat storm victims while becoming a victim itself. (Sheri Fink and Alan Blinder/New York Times)

Houston Dialysis Center Struggles to Treat Patients
Typically, patients with kidney failure undergo dialysis every other day, or three times a week, for four hours each time. To try to move more people through, nurses were doing two-hour sessions at this center in Houston, enough to keep patients out of danger. (Rebecca Hersher/NPR Health Shots)

Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It
As baby boomers grow older, the volume of unwanted keepsakes and family heirlooms is poised to grow—along with the number of delicate conversations about what to do with them. (Tom Verde/New York Times)

Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How to Protect a Vulnerable Population
Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients—even death within a year of an abusive incident. (Barbara Sadick/Kaiser Health News)