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  • Public Health Cafe on Oct 7th The Quantified Self: Sharing Your Data For Environmental Health Research Photo © Jon Sharpe Learn More
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  • New Study Adverse health symptoms higher near fracking sites. Photo © Flickr | William Avery Hudson Learn More
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  • New tools for polio surveillance Joint PATH/University of Washington effort gains major support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Photo © PATH - Gabe Bienczycki Learn More
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  • The animals in our midst are also sentinels of health. Diseases in domestic or wild animals can be signs of trouble in the environment and among humans. The Zoobiquity 2014 conference on Nov 1--organized by the UW Center for One Health Research--will explore the clinically important overlaps between illnesses in people and other living creatures. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | September 23, 2014
  • Biking, walking and other active forms of transportation are just a few ways that reducing our use of fossil fuels may benefit not only the planet but also our health and the economy, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday. Dean Howard Frumkin was a co-author. In the News
    Huffington Post | September 22, 2014
  • Residents living near active natural gas wells in Pennsylvania suffer from more respiratory and skin conditions than people living further away, a new study led by Peter Rabinowitz has found. In the News
    US News & World Report | September 10, 2014