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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUATE PROJECT NHK WORLD

Keeping the Evacuees Healthy

Aired: April 14, 2011
Vascular diseases have become a major focus of health practitioners treating survivors of the March disaster. The stresses of prolonged residence in evacuation shelters coupled with the experience of losing home and family is causing blood pressures to rise with the potential for blood clotting, stroke and even heart attacks. Bodily injuries sustained in the disaster are another factor in the rising incidence of vascular dysfunction. This program looks at the health issues peculiar to survivors and how they are being addressed.
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