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Lesson plan: How “Impact Inventing” could solve public health issues

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In this STEM lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Could genetically engineered mice reduce Lyme disease?”, and design their own inventions that could help solve public health issues. Continue reading

Talking with students about suicide prevention

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Over the last decade, the suicide rate among teenagers in the U.S. has increased. The recent decision by Youtube star Logan Paul to post a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan prompted NewsHour Extra to use the incident to discuss suicide prevention.  Continue reading

U.S. opioid crisis reaches historic proportions, CDC says

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In 2015, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which caused almost two-thirds of all overdoses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continue reading

How do hospitals care for Ebola patients?

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As Ebola cases have appeared outside West Africa, hospitals are facing the challenge of caring for patients infected by an aggressive virus with no cure. Continue reading

New York’s “Little Liberia” faces Ebola stigma

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African immigrants in the U.S. are facing stigma amid the intensifying Ebola outbreak across the Atlantic Ocean in their home country. Continue reading

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