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Nurse vaccinates smiling baby.

If you’re an American over the age of 25, you may remember chickenpox -- formally known as the varicella zoster virus -- as an inevitable rite of passage. As the Center for Disease Control has written: “Before the availability of varicella vaccine in the United States, almost everyone had varicella.”

Hand refusing offered cigarettes

The Center for Disease Control, the National Cancer Institute and a multitude of advocacy organizations such as the American Cancer Society have fought for decades to educate Americans about the dangers of smoking, and why it’s best to quit as soon as possible -- or of course, to never start in the first place

Madison WI

Madison, Wisconsin is home to thousands of trees, and it's a core service provided by the government. Madison Parks provides forestry services to not only maintain natural resources in the urban environment but also increase the diversity of native tree species. Improving the overall green space in the city improves the quality of life, enhances public/recreational spaces, and provides opportunities for greater learning about the environment and the heritage of Madison.

London skyline

London is a city with a rich history spanning many centuries. Over the years, different towns, previously not part of the capital, have expanded and stitched themselves together to form the metropolis we know today. London is an early instance of a globalizing society with effects that make up its often-admired modern character.