Why the soda tax is not the real regressive

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Today’s guest blogger is George Matysik, executive director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. In early March, Mayor Kenney rolled... Read more

Your child’s next well visit may include depression, HIV screenings

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When your mother said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, she had more insight into primary care medicine than you ever thought. Being prepared... Read more

What's the latest in treating childhood obesity?

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Recently, the Canadian Taskforce on Preventive Health released recommendations about the identification and management of childhood obesity... Read more

How Drexel and the IBC Foundation are fighting childhood obesity

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Today’s guest bloggers are Abby Duffine Gillman, Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Healthy Futures Initiative Project... Read more

Common things are common in adolescent health

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I love idioms. They always seem to hit the nail on the head. Every now and again, I use them when talking with my patients and their families... Read more

What's being done to improve children's health in our region?

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Today’s guest blogger is Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. When my kids were young, I knew... Read more

Watch out for high sugar in these drinks

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Gatorade is the “thirst quencher.” Vitamin water wants you to “hydrate the hustle.” With fall sports in full swing... Read more

One Philly teen's fight against childhood obesity

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When it comes to encouraging kids to eat healthier, teaching them how to do it isn't an easy task. But 17-year-old Kaseir Archie has found... Read more