From Philly to Chicago's Cook County, a string of soda taxes

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Chicago's Cook County approved a beverage tax on Thursday, the fifth defeat in three days for an industry that recorded its first big loss... Read more

Medical Mystery: What caused Lincoln's severe bouts of depression?

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In 1833, the 24-year-old Abraham Lincoln met the love of his life when he was a boarder at her father's tavern. Ann Rutledge, 18, was a beautiful... Read more

How uninfected hospital patients can pass along a nasty bug

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Hospitals have been trying for decades to stop the transmission of Clostridium difficile, a nasty, tough-to-kill microbe that causes painful... Read more

How lead affects a child’s body

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If you missed The Inquirer's big report this weekend on lead poisoning in Philadelphia kids, you can catch up at philly.com/toxiccity. But... Read more

What can the next president do to control drug prices?

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One of the most important issues in the presidential election is the high cost of health care, particularly prescription drugs. Conversations... Read more

Sexual retraumatization in the time of Trump

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This election season is one unlike any other that has come before. This season, a presidential candidate has been caught on tape boasting of... Read more

Medical Mystery: Grover Cleveland’s secret operation

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Grover Cleveland was the only U.S. president to serve two nonconsecutive terms, making him both our 22nd and 24th presidents. Although he... Read more

Trying to save on prescription costs? Good luck

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The other day an acquaintance of mine, a woman who lives in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, made her regular quarterly visit to the... Read more