Tag Archives: Public Health

Jillian Ames

After Reporting August 2016 as the hottest month in an 11-month streak of record-high temperatures, NASA reiterated what scientists have been stressing for years: climate change is upon us. While global climatic changes pose numerous environmental consequences, many scientists also

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Jillian Ames

This week is World Antibiotics Awareness Week—the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance that threatens to undermine progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and longer-term Millennium Development Goals. The theme of the campaign—Antibiotics: Handle

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Annie Best

Perhaps no one at Nexight is more excited about our growing global health portfolio than our graphic designers and data analysts. I’m particularly interested in the quantity and quality of data available in the health field—and how important understanding this data

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Jenn Ganss

When most people learn about new federal environment regulations, the benefits are often discussed as strategic, long-term goals. A recent regulation announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caught my eye because it communicated relatable, short-term public health benefits

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Christiana Sherman
New Approaches to International Development: Part 1
Christiana ShermanApril 23, 2015

A recent article in the Guardian states that foreign aid to developing countries reached a near-record high of $135 billion in 2014. Yet despite this level of donor contribution and the trillions of dollars that have come before it, billions

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Victoria Markovitz
Making a Difference One Meal at a Time
Victoria MarkovitzMarch 20, 2015

Americans are used to hearing that they should eat more veggies to improve their health. But last month, a U.S. nutritional advisory panel took this a step further. By eating less meat, they stated in a report, Americans could protect

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Christiana Sherman
Combating the Winter Blues
Christiana ShermanMarch 3, 2015

Though the start of spring is only a few weeks away and daylight savings begins this Sunday, much of the United States remains entrapped in a wintry state of grey skies and early nights. For some, the winter season brings

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Annie Best
Beyond the Community Garden
Annie BestFebruary 10, 2015

Over the past decade, urban agriculture has become a popular strategy for neighborhood revitalization. On its surface, it hits on buzzy food trends like eating local food and organic produce. But digging a little deeper, urban agriculture—when done right—can be

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Brad Sinkaus

With the start of the New Year, many people adopted resolutions such as eating healthier, working out regularly, and managing stress. At the heart of these positive changes is a desire to be happier and healthier – there’s a reason

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Victoria Markovitz
Wanted: Bike-Friendly Infrastructure
Victoria MarkovitzDecember 24, 2014

When people hear that biking is the main way I get around the city, I usually get a similar response: “That’s great! I’d do it if it weren’t so dangerous.” People who bike can shed pounds, save money, and reduce their

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