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Promotion of well-being through policy, medicine, and research. These stories revolve around the many ways of protecting and promoting well-being, such as medical care and treatment, research into various diseases, and public health education.

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Meet Greece's Marine Trash Collectors Diving To Keep Their Sea Beautiful

NPR

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Greece is not known favorably for their recycling habits, but a few local residents have made it their mission to change this in order to reduce ocean litter. From turning plastics into furniture to forming a diving coalition to remove plastic waste from the sea, these Greeks are hoping their act...

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Keeping It Local

The Philadelphia Citizen

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it will work with anchor institutions like the universities in town and fill gaps, li...

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Putting this material on roofs can help clean up smoggy air

FastCompany

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Air quality is a growing problem for much of the world, but has been especially noticeable as of late thanks to the large wildfires that have overtaken much of California. While many are focused on reducing emissions in order to impact the air quality, the 3M Company has identified another short ...

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Florida's Counties Grapple With the Rotten Harvest of Red Tide

CityLab

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The Red Tide that hit the coast of Florida in 2018 resulted in a massive amount of waste and dead sea species washing ashore. With no protocol in place to clean up the toxic mess, counties had to learn while doing. From failures to successes, the state is now better equipped to mobilize should a ...

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With growing mental-health needs, colleges look to professors for suicide prevention

Philadelphia Daily News / Inquirer

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Faculty and staff at Philadelphia’s LaSalle University are being given crisis training to recognize, engage, and refer students with suicide ideation. With the number of students seeking mental health care increasing, this program expands the safety net of people students can reach out to in a ti...

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One of the biggest challenges of kicking addiction is getting and keeping a job

Washington Post

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Employers are creating “recovery friendly’ workplaces by providing support for employees with substance use disorders in the same manner as they would for employees who needed support for any other disease. A job and the support of an employer bring valuable stability to someone in recovery as w...

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