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Working Towards a Vaccine for Malaria

By Jennifer Sedillo
Faculty Member, Public Health at American Public University

This week we're continuing on with awareness in the realm of infectious diseases and your health. Malaria is a preventable infectious disease, but the repertoire of drugs used to treat malaria infections is diminishing as the parasites become resistant to current treatments. A vaccine to prevent malaria is considered the holy grail of malaria eradication. So, why is there no vaccine available?

Are We Ready for Ebola?

By Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD
Faculty Member, Public Health at American Public University

As the first case of Ebola surfaced in Texas in a patient who arrived from Liberia, we all have to ask ourselves, “Are we ready for the Ebola virus?” Do public health officials and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a concrete plan to stop this contagious disease from spreading?  

Top Four Fitness Tips for the Cube Dweller

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

I am not a fitness expert beyond my desire to keep myself healthy. As I have gotten older, I have found that my desk job and my fitness goals are at odds. I recently took a new look at my habits, got some advice from a personal trainer, and changed my workplace routines a bit. My overall goal is to move more. As a fitness pro said to me, “Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t move, you die.”

Happiness is the Truth

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor

Why is happiness important? Why is there an international movement to bring happiness? The Dalai Lama once said, “Only development of compassion and understanding for others can bring the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”. How does this relate to your career? A recent Gallup poll found only 13 percent of employees are actively engaged at work and emotionally invested in their jobs. This is why we need an International Happiness Day.

Managing stress this holiday season

By Courtney Bousquet, Guest Contributor The holiday season is here, whether you like it or not. Stores are decked out in glitter and shine and holiday tunes are blaring on the radio, all while you are trying to keep your head above water managing work and home activities.…