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Residential proximity to oil and gas drilling linked to lower birthweights in newborns, study finds

A new study found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.

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Seventh round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling suggests three people in 1,000 have virus

The seventh round of door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis by TRACE-COVID-19 field workers on suggested three people per 1,000 carried the coronavirus on those days.

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OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon State is accelerating its local outreach to improve confidence in COVID-19 vaccines in the state’s Latinx population, which has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

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Vaccinations to be offered during Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6

Oregon State’s TRACE-COVID-19 program is partnering with Samaritan Health Services to offer door-to-door vaccinations as TRACE conducts its seventh community survey in Corvallis for the coronavirus.

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Commencement 2021: Drew Docter

Drew Docter will graduate with a master of public health focused on epidemiology. Originally from Madison, Wisc., he is confident that his time in the MPH program has given him the tools to better translate community voices and experiences into data-driven decision-making.

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Practicing ergonomics at work and home

Associate Professor Laurel Kincl and Assistant Professor Jay Kim in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences discussed proper ergonomics and risk factors in a recent Public Health Insider webcast.