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RadioActive—Carbicide: The Cost of the Obesity Epidemic in the 21st Century

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Americans associate the skyrocketing cost of healthcare with the aging baby boomer population. In reality the cost of healthcare is ascending because of the chronic disease epidemic in the United States — especially among American millennials. Diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and hypertension contribute more to healthcare costs then onetime expensive cures. What can millennials do now [...]

Our Kids Part II: Foster to Adopt

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Adoption is the legal transfer of the parental rights and responsibilities from a child’s birth parents to the adoptive parents. But adoption is not the only way to help children in crisis, you may be interested in becoming a foster parent or a Guardian Ad Litem. Two foster parents, Trudy and Lisa, discuss the various [...]

Counterpoint 2/28: Clinton Visits UM, Arizona and Venezuela

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(Photo credit: history.com) This week, we discussed Hillary Clinton’s visit to UM (she did not announce, unfortunately), the Arizona governor’s veto of a broadly worded bill that some say would have legalized prejudice against homosexuals by business owners, and the precarious situation in Venezuela. Hit the jump for the audio– Former Secretary of State Hillary [...]

RadioActive—STEP-HIA: The Studying Trail Enhancement Plans-Health Impact Assessment

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According to Human Impact Partners, Health Impact Assessment is a practical tool that uses data, research and stakeholder input to determine a policy or project’s impact on the health of a population. HIAs also provide recommendations to address these impacts. STEP-HIA is a project being conducted by a research team at the University of New [...]

ZooRush

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ZooRush is a collaboration between the School of Communication and the School of Public Health at the University of Miami. Everyone involved is a student or faculty member of our school. Clay Ewing, the game designer of ZooRush and Assistant Professor, and Nancy, the head of PR for the project, talk about the game the [...]

UMSG Elections 2014–A Conversation With the Candidates

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In advance of the 2014 University of Miami Student Government Elections, both tickets (Amplify U and Unite the U) joined a WVUM panel to discuss their platforms in depth and explain their vision for the future of The U. Their conversation with WVUM’s Maggie Waala, Elena Tayem and Mathew  De La Fe is below.  Stay [...]

RadioActive—Quiet: How Weak Nonverbal Communication Skills in Babies Can Signal Autism

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Autism has been gathering attention over the past couple years as initiatives to assist in the fight against autism begin to become more popular. For many parents who have kids with autism, the best case scenario is to catch it early. University of Miami psychologist Dr. David Messinger is developing ways to predict the occurrence [...]

Our Kids Part I: Child Welfare System

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Kadie Black and Issa Hosein explain in broad terms the foster care system and how Our Kids, as the administrative agency, plays into the scheme of things. Among the topics discussed during the show are the misconceptions surrounding foster care/adoption and the children in the system, who are the children in the foster care system [...]