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How comedy can be used for public health

Those working in public health would be the first to concede that our discipline has a bit of an image problem. If we're not despairing over the societal burden of obesity (step away from those pies), we're ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Suicide risk high among veterans

Suicide is a serious national epidemic. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. However, for America's veterans, it is an even more serious epidemic. Veteran's make up 10 percent of the ...

Jan 12, 2015
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