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U.S. air-quality monitoring protects people worldwide

U.S. embassies' air-quality monitoring is providing environmental data around the world. Learn how this monitoring helps people protect their health.
Second lady Karen Pence, dressed in green (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice president’s wife puts spotlight on art therapy

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Pence, champions both children and art therapy as she travels with her husband around the world.
Health worker administering injection to woman (© Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

United States and India partner on vaccine research

The U.S. and India are working together to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. The two countries have a long history of partnering on health care.
CellTower (Energize the Chain)

What is a ‘cold chain’ and can it help fight Ebola?

An actor connects with a doctor, who gets an idea about phone towers. The result? A quarter-million children avoid serious diseases. Here’s the background. Vaccines...
Ivan Castro and Karl Hinett finish the Boston Marathon (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Wounded veterans run back-to-back marathons for a cause

Two wounded veterans are running multiple marathons in a week, in Boston and London, to spark conversations about mental health.
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Running in America: Popular and fun

Whether it's for health, relaxation or a cause, running is a popular activity in the United States. Learn about some running heroes.
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New U.S. air-quality app helps users avoid pollution

A new U.S. air-quality app provides users around the world with information to reduce their exposure to harmful air pollution.
Girl holding two cups of water, one clean, one dirty (P&G)

Science and business are opening the spigot to clean water [video]

This World Water Day, nearly 750 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Scientists and businesses are doing something about it.
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How the blind can experience shopping or a solar eclipse [video]

A California company's smart glasses and remote, live assistants are opening doors for the blind and the visually impaired.