Everything is Public Health

Everything is Public Health

So many things impact our health. The physical things around you, the social interactions, the policies you may never notice, are all quietly there, influencing our health and wellbeing in subtle ways everyday. Some are there on purpose to prevent bad outcomes, some are issues that we still need to address, but most go unnoticed by many of us. This is the world of public health; a science of understanding the countless forces and designing solutions to help prevent or mitigate harm and improve the health of the people. Every Thursday, this podcast explores one concept and delves into those hidden forces. Welcome to Everything is Public Health.

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June 20, 2024 59 mins

I Am Legend is an iconic movie that in some ways transformed the zombie genre. But how did the movie do from a public health perspective? Let's see.

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The Last of Us, the TV show adaptation for the popular video game of the same name, featured the less typical fungal infection zombie apocalypse.  It has everything, from a stellar cast, a gripping plot, excellent acting, tension, tears, and thought provoking moral dilemmas. But you know what it doesn't have? Public health.

Let's reexamine the pre-apocolypes world in The Last of Us through the lens of public hea...

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Electricity is all around us today and we barely give it a second thought, but it wasn't always this safe.

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The Socialist Snowplow meme.

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What is public housing? And why is it not housing first?

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Why labor rights is inseparable with public health.

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What is a transit apartheid and why is that term better than transit desert?

Special Guest: Dr. Erica Twardzik

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March 14, 2024 26 mins

Pasteurization is great! Raw milk on the other hand, not so much.

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March 7, 2024 38 mins

When we see guns being purchased in media, what message are those scenes sending?

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February 22, 2024 27 mins

Sunscreen! It protects your skin!

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Nixon vetoed the Comprehensive Child Development Act. Because helping kids is not American enough.

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Why making spaces more accessible benefits everyone.

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EDIT: There were multiple mistakes we made in this episode that we want to amend: 

  • We did not use appropriate people first language when discussing STIs, this is our mistake. When discussing topics like STI we should always default to people first language to avoid stigmatization. 
  • HIV can be treated to undetectable viral loads, which also means they cannot transmit the virus in this state. 
  • Using the term "infected" and...
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What does the current climate crisis have to do with insects and what do insects have to do with public health?

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Sometimes, what patients need is beyond the medical setting. Sometimes, what patients need is just...food. What is Food is Medicine?

Special Guest: Holly Freishtat, Senior Director Feeding Change

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November 23, 2023 29 mins

British Panel Show, Thanksgiving, D&D, Urbanism Twitter drama, and the ethics of leaving versus staying.

For the picture of the tweet that started the drama, see our Patreon Page!

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Where does the poop go? If we don't fix our infrastructure soon, it may go everywhere.

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School lunches are so important. Which is why it's a tragedy when we do school lunches poorly.

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A deep dive into the messed up world of dialysis in America.

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Tom Mueller
Author of "How to Make A Killing: Blood, Death, and Dollars in American Medicine "
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What does your local health department do? SO MANY THINGS!

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