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Quality Is Just As Important As Quantity

July 18, 2013

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Just recently, news came out about children from a school in the Indian state of Bihar dying from food poisoning. Reading this broke my heart, especially since the food given to these children was free food provided by their government to school children as a method to fight malnutrition. The news of this tragedy hit home because I remembered my grandma […]

Globalization and Vaccination

April 24, 2013

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This year’s World Immunization Week slogan is “Protect your world – get vaccinated,” which conveys how important vaccines are and how vaccines affect the entire world. In today’s day and age, globalization has been the key theme to almost every aspect of our lives, such as business, education, and personal relationships. With the help of […]

Blood Donation Education: Especially Essential in a Dengue-Inflicted Country

April 14, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends in Manila, Philippines needed blood donors for a sick relative. Today, another friend needed blood donors for a friend inflicted with Dengue. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue is a disease transmitted through the bite of a specific mosquito that is infected with the virus. […]

#MDGMomentum

April 5, 2013

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Do you know about the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Have you ever heard anyone you know talk about them? I had no idea that they existed before I decided to play a more active role in helping improve our world. In 2000, world leaders joined the U.N. Millennium Summit at the U.N. headquarters in […]

I need your help.

February 19, 2013

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Please click http://shotatlife.org/join.html to sign up as a supporter for Shot@Life and be a part of history and join the movement to support access to vaccines globally. When asked “How did you hear about us,” it is very important that you please click “OTHER” and please type CANDICE D. under “Specify.” My goal is to find at least […]

Bloggers Unite for Shot@Life

February 2, 2013

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Shot@Life’s 28 Days of Impact, which is a follow-up to last year’s Blogust campaign, started yesterday, Feb. 1, 2013. It is a blog relay during the entire month of February, where each day, a selected blogger shares a story about the impact of vaccines on children in developing countries. Yesterday’s post was about Rukshar, India’s last […]

LIVESTRONG, Armstrong, and My Controversial Wrist

January 19, 2013

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Since Lance Armstrong was stripped of his medals, my wrist has become a celebrity. A lot of people seemed curious about my continuous wear of the yellow rubber band that says “LIVESTRONG” on my wrist. Events of this week just made my wrist the talk of the town. I understand why people keep commenting about […]

Spotlight: Shot @ Life

October 17, 2012

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an estimated 350,000 cases of Polio in the world in 1988, and only 1300 in 2010. This year, India celebrates their one-year anniversary of being Polio-free, and there are currently only three countries left – Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan – that are still considered polio-endemic […]

Prevent Child Deaths

September 15, 2012

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According to UNICEF, the leading causes of under-5 year old deaths worldwide include Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Malaria, and complications during birth. As you will see below, these conditions could be prevented by adequate education and resources. Teaching the importance of handwashing and ensuring that children live in clean environments may prevent the spread of Pneumonia and […]

Suicide Prevention Day 09-10-12

September 10, 2012

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Health not only pertains to physical health, but also mental health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 million people globally die from suicide every year. One of the things we can do to reduce, or even eliminate, this number is to create a safer, better world for everyone to live in. So, not only will […]

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