The Science of Melanoma

Melanoma’s having quite a year.

I was recently diagnosed with melanoma (I wrote a blog post about it–check it out here). I consider myself extremely lucky, as my melanoma was caught early. For others, the story does not have a happy ending. You’ve probably heard about former President Jimmy Carter, who recently disclosed he not only had melanoma, but it had spread to his liver and his brain. A few days ago, melanoma claimed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks as well.

Going through this journey, I had a lot of questions about melanoma. I decided to look into the science behind melanoma formation, melanoma growth, and the most current treatment options. Continue Reading

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The Grossest Jobs in Public Health

In the public health field, we deal with a lot of things that are, shall we say, unsavory. In fact, we’ll just call them outright gross. In honor of Halloween, here are the top 5:

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