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Balto and The Nome Serum Run

I am a proud podcast fanatic and having been diving into the archives of “Stuff You Missed in History Class” and came across an episode about the “Nome Serum Run” (Podcast; Blog Post). Instantly excited, I eagerly listened to the episode- multiple times. Nome, Alaska Before I lose myself in discussing the dog himself, I…

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Lead in the Water

It’s my last semester at SPH – which is crazy, but not as crazy as the current state of affairs in Flint, MI. By now, it’s made national headlines that there has been lead contamination in the water in Flint. Such a tragic public health emergency is sadly expected in many corners of the world,…

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The Red Queen Hypothesis

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If…

Books About Me

Hello there! My name is Peggy Korpela. Pleased to meet all of you 🙂 I’m a first year School of Public Health student, and a new SPH student blogger. I’m in the Health Behavior and Health Education program, heading for my Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) My Bachelors degree is in Human Biology with a minor in Bioethics,…

A Delayed Follow Up

My apologies for not having this post up earlier, especially as it is the follow up to my first post.  Life, in the form of a dislocated shoulder, kind of got in the way.  Anyway, with the apologies out of the way, let me tell you guys about the 2 events that took place at…