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Love your weekends? We do too!  But we haven’t always had weekends, minimum wage, and child labor laws; the Labor Movement changed all of that.  We talk about the history of the Labor Movement and how it has impacted Public Health. Black Lung Disease Article:  https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/09/600990115/ky-lawmakers-didnt-consult-federal-experts-about-limiting-black-lung-claims-revi The Jungle:  https://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Upton-Sinclair/dp/1543285708 Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove

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 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

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

Today we talk about Global Health, which is really just Public Health but for the entire world! We discuss the creation of the World Health Organization, the differences between words like endemic/epidemic/pandemic, and learn about some famous (infamous?) pandemics throughout history. Also, we interview Andrew Romaner about his time working with the Carter Center on

Read my lips:  no new laws without research and evidence to support them!  We discuss the history of public health advocacy, the founding of the American Public Health Association, and interview Sari Bilick from Human Impact Partners to learn about Public Health Awakened, a project focused on providing public health professionals with tools to advocate for public health

Would you like some crumpets with your tea and cancer epidemiology?  We were invited to discuss current research in cancer epidemiology with leading faculty at the Moffitt Cancer Center here in Tampa Bay.  We also talk about the history of cancer and how we knew about the dangers of tobacco and smoking way before the

It’s the poopisode!  Take a seat, drop the kids off at the pool, and file your paperwork because we’re talking about the history of waste management and public health hygiene efforts.  We also talk with Mackenzie Tewell, a foodborne illness epidemiologist at the Arizona State Health Department, about her work in tracking outbreaks and interviewing