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Public Health Crises Infographic

Over the last decade, a significant amount of resources and effort in the public health field have gone toward public crises prevention. As citizens, we’ve become all too familiar with morbid news reports of gun violence, mass shootings in unthinkable places—churches, schools, movie theaters—dange...

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The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from Kent State University is designed to prepare students with the advanced knowledge and working skills needed to pursue professional roles in the field of public health. MPH graduates can work in a wide variety of industries and positions, includ...

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Take a look at our checklist for travel safety tips and more information on required vaccines for international travel.

Checklist for International Travel Safety

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Check out our pocketbook below for information from the CDC on diseases, inoculations, and vaccines when traveling abroad. Happy travels!

Checklist for International Travel Safety

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Unless you’re a working professional in the sector, the average individual doesn’t give a lot of thought to public health or its universal importance. Some may think that public health only refers to providing access to adequate health care to the people who need it. But it’s so much broader in scop...

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Many people have probably heard of the term big data but may not understand its practical application in business. Generally speaking, the more data an organization has at its disposal, the easier it is to make informed decisions that will allow it to grow.

In an age where the value of data become...

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When media outlets first began reporting on the Zika virus, not many knew what it was or had even heard of it before. Most of the early information about the disease explained that it is only present in certain regions of the world – mostly tropical–can only be transmitted via mosquito bites, and wo...

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With the Summer Olympics in Brazil fast approaching, the conversation surrounding the Zika virus has become more widespread. Some athletes who are scheduled to compete in the games have expressed reservations about even making the trip to South America for fear of contracting the disease. Zika also...

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The Annual Review of Public Health recently released data on the startling rise of opiate addiction in the United States Use of these drugs increased so much that in 2014, the Annual Review wrote that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed opioid abuse on its top five list of greate...

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