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  • An interview with Professor John Kissel, who served on an Institute of Medicine panel that was asked to decide whether Air Force reservists who did not serve in Vietnam had been exposed to Agent Orange residue in C-123 aircraft. In the News
    HSNewsBeat | July 28, 2015
  • With oil-train traffic increasing, governments know they have to be prepared for the worst. Instructor John Malool is training communities on how to handle accidents. In the News
    KPLU | July 25, 2015
  • The active suspension truck seat made by Bose Corporation is profiled, and Peter Johnson talks about whole body vibration and how it contributes to back and neck pain. In the News
    Discovery Channel | July 20, 2015