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New Growth in North Omaha: Healthy Community Design at Work

Setting the Stage In the early part of the 20th century, the neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska, birthplace of Malcolm X, was a thriving African American community. It was well-known for its jazz, swing, and blues music and as a stop for leading artists when they toured the Midwest. Although North Omaha is rich in Read More >

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Learn Something – Hazardous Substance Continuing Education

Arsenic. Lead. Asbestos. Want to learn more about how these and other hazardous substances affect human health? No need to go back to school—you can increase your knowledge in a wide range of these topics easily via ATSDR’s accredited Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEMs). What Are They? CSEMs are self-instructional, continuing-education courses written for Read More >

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Meet the Scientist: Dr. Carla Cuthbert

The “Meet the Scientist” series brings you conversations with NCEH/ATSDR scientists that aim to give you a sense of the talented people who are working to keep you safe and secure from things in the environment that threaten our nation’s health. Newborn screening is one of the nation’s most successful public health programs. Newborn screening Read More >

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Tell Me a Fish Story — Can You Eat What You Catch?

Fly fishing, fishing rodeos, deep-sea fishing, fishing in a local stream—no matter how or where you put your bait in the water, fishing is a favorite activity for many, especially during the summer. One of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the U.S., in 2011 fishing attracted 33.1 million people 16 years and older. Read More >

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Although summer officially began less than 2 weeks ago, many parts of our nation already have experienced very hot weather. And in some areas, those temperatures will continue into September. Most of us can’t spend three or four months in air-conditioned comfort, nor would we want to. If you want to work and play outdoors Read More >

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