Screening in Bryn Mawr: 'Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution'

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Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution makes a return engagement locally Wednesday evening at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute... Read more

Birth control and the Affordable Care Act (and, yes, the pope)

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With much of the East Coast enthralled by the visit of Pope Francis, let's review an issue that pits – perhaps – the pontiff's... Read more

Feds to expand access to opioid treatment

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The federal government will move to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence by relaxing limits on prescribing... Read more

Who wants to go to work sick?

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I’m not proud of this but, back in 1986, I showed up for work sick many times because I was pregnant and needed to “save up”... Read more

Autism’s history and future

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The history of autism, as you’ll learn from Steve Silberman’s excellent and important new book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism... Read more

New Jersey's vaccination loophole

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There was a time when parents lived in fear of contagious disease. Polio, measles, German measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, smallpox... Read more

Why all the news about Legionnaires' disease?

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Legionnaires’ disease has been in the news a bunch this summer. An outbreak in New York City caused 12 deaths. A West Chester University... Read more

Epidemic: heroin addiction … again. What will it take this time?

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Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that our country is facing a major public health epidemic. Hint: it isn’t... Read more