Vaccine Myths: The Medical Reasons Why They Are Not True
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by Dr. Gudeta Fufaa
32m ago
Vaccines have been proven to save many lives. As a result, getting vaccinated is much safer than getting sick. However, there are numerous vaccine myths that vaccines are harmful. As a result, many children and adults neglect to get the vaccinations that could save their lives. What Are Vaccines and How Do They Work? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “a vaccine is a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.” Basically, vaccines stimulate your body’s immune cells to make them produce antibodies. These antibodies attach th ..read more
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Public-Private Partnerships and Mitigating Human Trafficking
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by Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
5d ago
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new educational partnership with rideshare company Lyft®.  Through an in-person tutorial program, Lyft drivers will be taught how to detect and prevent human trafficking. The program is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign that combats human trafficking. DHS notes that this program will create greater awareness of human trafficking “so the one million people who drive on the Lyft platform can recognize and report it when they see it,” according to Lyft CEO Davis Risher. The DHS also notes that there are ..read more
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The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: It Is Time to Prepare
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by Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
1w ago
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and end on November 30. For those people who live and work in coastal regions, it will be a hurricane season to closely monitor. According to AccuWeather, “a super-charged hurricane season could spawn a near-record number of storms in the Atlantic this year.” AccuWeather meteorologists based this prediction on sea-surface temperatures in the Atlantic basin and the Gulf of Mexico that are well above the historical average. Warm ocean temperatures enable hurricanes to rapidly strengthen when there is not significant wind shear, which involv ..read more
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Moscow Concert Hall Attack and Putin’s Revealing Response
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by William Tucker
2w ago
On March 22, several gunmen belonging to the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP), an affiliate of the Islamic State, attacked the theater at the Crocus City Hall complex just outside Moscow. They killed 143 people and wounded many more. The attackers managed to escape by throwing incendiary devices to set the building on fire. However, they were later captured by Russian security forces on a highway in southern Russia’s Bryansk region. Despite Evidence, Putin Claims That Ukraine Is Behind the Moscow Concert Hall Attack Overshadowing the horrific attack is the response by Russian President ..read more
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Back to Port Orchard: Police Reveal Unknown DNA May Lead to Linda Malcom’s Killer
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by Jennifer Bucholtz
2w ago
Editor’s Note: This is the eleventh episode in Season 3 of Break the Case. Listen to the first episode. Listen to Episode 11: Subscribe to Break the Case Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Jen Bucholtz recently returned to Port Orchard, Washington to conduct additional on-the-ground investigation and meet with law enforcement officials. Ambient light from a street light is enough to see the entrance to Linda Malcom’s driveway, but the area where Linda’s house once stood (currently blocked by a new fence and hedges) has minimal ambient light, just like whe ..read more
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National Public Health Week: Making Everyone Healthier
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by Dr. Carol Hoban
2w ago
National Public Health Week, April 1-7, is a time to focus on important public health topics. For this year, the topics of National Public Health Week are: Civic Engagement Healthy Neighborhoods Climate Change New Tools and Innovations Reproductive and Sexual Health Emergency Preparedness The Future of Public Health  Related: A Colorful Plate Is Good for Your Health How Do the Topics of National Public Health Week Relate to Public Health? By choosing these topics, the American Public Health Association (APHA) wants the public to become more aware of how certain factors affect public hea ..read more
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Illegal Immigration from Latin America: Causes and Risks
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by Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
2w ago
Poor living conditions and current events in Latin America are driving illegal immigration to the United States. For many would-be migrants, their poor living conditions include poverty, extortion by gangs and cartels, and crime. Why Do Migrants Make the Trip to the US? Through my in-country research in Latin American countries and my on-the-ground research on the southwest border, I have spoken to many migrants attempting to make the dangerous trek to the United States. Nearly everyone I have spoken with had two factors in common: Nearly all said there is a perception in Latin America that t ..read more
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Women’s History Month: Motivated by an Advocate for Justice
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by APU Edge Staff
2w ago
Pedro catching up with Monica Vidaurri at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Image courtesy of author. By Dr. Kristin Drexler Faculty Member, School of STEM with Pedro Maldonado Doctoral Student, Global Security Note: This article is the third in a series honoring Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is a time to reflect upon the women, past and present, who have inspired us. For this article – and to round out this year’s Women’s History Month – we are featuring graduate student Pedro Maldonado, a doctoral student of global security at the University. Pedro Maldonado is the current Comm ..read more
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Alumni Stories: Advocating for DEI in Higher Education
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by APU Edge Staff
2w ago
By John Robert Morton, Student, and Alumni Affairs Liaison, and Tracie White, AMU Graduate What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing an extraordinary woman? Tracie White is a University graduate who received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2023. She currently works as a program administrator in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Eberly College of Science at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Her goal is to support students in their academic pursuits by creating inclusive environments where each individual feels valued, empowered and cele ..read more
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Gang Recruitment and How to Protect Your Children
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by Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
2w ago
Gangs exist within communities throughout the United States, and they continue to thrive because of gang recruitment. Between working in law enforcement as a gang liaison officer and speaking with gang members as a researcher, I have heard many stories of how people have been recruited. What Is the Appeal of Gangs? For many members, gangs fill a void in someone’s life, providing a sense of acceptance and belonging to a family. For instance, children who come from broken homes, have families with substance abuse problems, and lack parental supervision are especially at risk of being recruited i ..read more
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