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Climate Change and Cardiovascular Health

By Aaron Hendrix. Last week I examined the effects that climate change can have on pulmonary health. However, climate change not only affects lung functioning, but also has profoundly deleterious impacts on the cardiovascular system. From blood clotting to serious inflammation to dysfunction of entire parts of the cardiovascular system, ...

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Blog #2: The Mechanics and Implications of Drone Warfare

By Anna Silk. The U.S. government has a new weapon, one that changes the face of warfare from an overt symbol of power in numbers to a covert sign of prowess in stealth and intelligence capabilities. The drone, otherwise known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is that weapon. It ...

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First Day As a Global Scholar…

The Global Scholar program is designed to train curious and engaged young citizens in understanding and acting on global issues, an especially important goal in this era of global convergence. But “global citizenship” is an incredibly broad concept, and it can be difficult to understand where to even begin the journey toward ...

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Day 5 at Global Scholar: “Stimulating and action-packed!”

The past few days on the AU campus have been stimulating and information-packed! Our group has built our knowledge of global issues from genocide to global warming, the role that the United States and international bodies play in preventing and resolving these issues, and our personal capacities to influence opinions ...

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