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Imagine a world where diseases that once were easily treatable wreak havoc on our species. This may sound like the plot of a dystopian sci-fi novel but it could be the real future of humanity.  We talk about antibiotic resistance and how we can be better stewards of medicine in this episode. Viral is written

It’s the final day of our National Public Health Week series; today we’re discussing the Right to Health.  Do we have a responsibility as public health professionals to ensure the right to health for everyone?  If so, how do we do that and what does that look like? To learn more about National Public Health Week and Ensuring

Welcome to Day 4 of our National Public Health Week series; today we’re covering Injury and Violence Prevention.  Recent events in Parkland and March for Our Lives have called attention to the growing concern over policy inaction at the federal and state level in addressing gun violence and safety.  We discuss our thoughts on the

It’s Day 3 of National Public Health Week and we’re discussing Environmental Health!  Today we’re featuring an old fellow named Father Thames and how he has impacted the health of London for centuries. To learn more about National Public Health Week and Environmental Health, click here. Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and

Today marks Day 2 of National Public Health Week and the focus is Communicable Disease.  We’re going to talk about one of public health’s greatest achievements: the eradication of Smallpox. To learn more about National Public Health Week and Communicable Disease check out their website here. Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and

Today marks Day 1 of National Public Health Week and the focus is Behavioral Health.  Get out your Theory of Health Behavior class notes, because we’re discussing the story behind the Transtheoretical Model or Stages of Change Theory!  We’re moving you from contemplating podcast episode subscription to the action stage! To learn more about National

April 2nd is the start of National Public Health Week!  To celebrate, we’re hosting a mini-episode each day based on the daily public health theme!  As a bonus, we’re talking about the origins of quarantine! Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist. Our theme is “Take Your Medicine” by the Quick

Welcome to episode 22 of Viral. Sorry we’ve been gone for about a month, but we are back in the proverbial saddle (get ready for more animal puns) and ready to sink our teeth into a new topic. This week we discuss the link between veterinary medicine and public health. You don’t need hawk vision

Art and science. Left brain and right brain. Analytics and emotion. Science gives us explanations, but art gives those explanations meaning. Naturally, these disciplines overlap and have overlapped for as long as both have existed. Today we discuss a few prominent scientific illustrators throughout history, then we talk to Dr. Eliza Wolfson, microbiologist turned scientific

What is the role of public health in emergencies or disaster scenarios? Let’s find out! You might be surprised that it’s a pretty new sub-discipline of public health even though disasters have been happening since forever. www.fema.gov www.training.fema.gov www.phe.gov/preparedness/support/esf8 Other things mentioned during today’s episode: “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman “Broad City” on Comedy Central