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Feel Good is Not Enough (But it’s a Pretty Big Deal)

What’s your goal when you contribute time or money to a charity? Do you take the time to investigate the details of your social investment like you would a stock or bond – to choose the option with most resounding impact? According to Peter Singer, Princeton Philosopher, probably not. You’re not alone, most of us[…..]

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Feel Good is Not Enough (But it’s a Pretty Big Deal)

National Recovery Month

Committing to making yourself well, especially when you are facing a mental and/or substance use disorder is an undertaking that requires perseverance, humility and support. Unfortunately, it’s often a silent struggle that is still stigmatized and goes unnoticed. Millions of Americans have enjoyed positive success from undergoing treatment and recovery programs, yet their triumphs are[…..]

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National Breastfeeding Month

August is the celebration of National Breastfeeding Month. As a personal choice for new moms, the thought of breastfeeding in public can induce fear as it still is often stigmatized by people in the U.S. Yet by making the decision to breastfeed your baby, you give your child a healthy start in their new life.[…..]

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The Cycle of Poverty Among People With Disabilities

This past Sunday marks 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a bill aimed at giving those who are differently-abled the same rights and opportunities as the rest of us who work and live in the U.S. today. While there have been positive results since the passing of this act, recent studies show this group still[…..]

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Equal Rights for All: The SCOTUS Ruling

On June 26, 2015 U.S. history was made as the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage for all Americans. This monumental victory for the gay rights movement ends a long battle with the declaration that love should be a human right. This decision goes beyond allowing gay and lesbian couples to[…..]

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The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover and Sustainability

More than half the people on Earth live within 120 miles (193 kilometers) of the ocean. Oceans are a major source for job creation; in fact over three billion people depend on marine and coastal resources for their livelihoods. In addition, oceans are crucial for global food security and human health. They are also crucial[…..]

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National Public Health Week: Celebrating #PHNerds Everywhere!

As some of us here at Worldways are self-proclaimed “public health nerds,” we were excited to celebrate National Public Health Week once again. This year’s theme was creating the healthiest nation in 2030.  According to the National Public Health Week website, 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of American Public Health Association coordinating National Public Health[…..]

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Promoting Positive Health Choices in Recognition of National Nutrition Month

There’s a reason that spring isn’t just a season, but also a mindset. The spring months bring forth thoughts of growth and brighter days ahead. As flowers bud, birds and bees reemerge and the snow (hopefully) melts away, life is renewed. In addition to plants and animals, spring also provides us with an opportunity to[…..]

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The Doctor Will See You Now: Video Visits and the Future of Modern Medicine

Would you opt to have your next doctor’s visit via video if you weren’t able to see him or her in person? According to a recent online poll, you might be surprised to find that more than half of patients would opt to turn their doctor’s into a virtual one given the opportunity.   In[…..]

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Turning Waste Into Water

Would you opt to take a drink from a glass of water if you knew it was once human poop? Bill Gates gladly accepted the challenge, and hopes millions of others will with an invention that burns human waste to produce electricity and water. Gates has long had an interest in providing clean water to[…..]

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