It’s Friday and public health has never looked better.

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If you haven’t been following the “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling meme since it originated in 2008, this might have caught you by surprise. The meme has gone viral, spawning spinoffs galore, from Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling to Feminist Ryan Gosling to, yes NPR!

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(NPRHeyGirl: Tumblr)

WHOOPS! Back to Public Health Ryan Gosling. It’s the creation of Tina Yuen, who holds a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley and is currently an Environmental Health Fellow at  the Association of Schools of Public Health. You can read more of Ryan Gosling’s public health messages here.


Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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