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Public Health deserves a gold star for vaccinations–and an asterisk acknowledging the dark history around its development.  We dive into the history of measles and talk about the anti-vaccination movement and how it’s bringing this vintage disease back like hipsters and handlebar mustaches. Sources: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/measles-back-vengeance-anti-vaccination-movement-blame/ http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2018/08/measles-cases-8-28-2018.html https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/history-anti-vaccination-movements Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove

Get ready to be inoculated with some surprising knowledge bits about interesting public health topics. We’re not going to spoil the surprise, so sit back and enjoy the show! Link to Final Forms Article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/04/07/final-forms Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist. Our theme is “Take Your Medicine” by the Quick and Easy

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

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

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