It’s a dog’s life: the growing challenge of pet obesity

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Dogs are an integral part of the American family. Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes... Read more

Maternal mortality: A problem with solutions

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Rates of maternal mortality (deaths within one year of the end of a pregnancy) are too high in the United States and too high in Philadelphia... Read more

Should you worry about MERS?

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With more than 1,600 people quarantined in South Korea and outbreaks elsewhere, you may be wondering: what is MERS and do I need to worry? Here... Read more

Philadelphia’s rankings: good for visitors, bad for us

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Philadelphians gleefully share a lot of city rankings with pride. And why not: It’s a great feeling to be part of this vibrant community!... Read more

Jeb Bush clowns around on climate change

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The GOP anti-climate change clown car dropped Gov. Jeb Bush off at a New Hampshire house party Wednesday, where the yet-to-announce 2016 presidential... Read more

Public health in practice: A WASH interview with Timothy Hayden

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Last month, Timothy Hayden returned to Australia (where I’m currently based) after coordinating the WASH activities Aspen Medical for four... Read more

Philadelphia succeeds without 'asylums'

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This is one in a mini-series of posts about the state of mental health care in America, and how to fix it. As far as health issues go, matters... Read more

Technology and health posts: The Bad, The Good, and The Smelly

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Here are some interesting—downright prehistoric—websites and posts about technology and public health. I love museums but I’m... Read more