The Public's Health Archive: May, 2012

Surprising role for the Post Office: protection against bioterrorism

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By Jonathan Purtle For nearly a decade, a little-discussed, perhaps ingenious plan has been in the works for the Postal Service to deliver... Read more

Why gay marriage is healthy

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By Michael Yudell Kudos to CNN host Brooke Baldwin, who last week asked Tony Perkins, notorious homophobe and head of the hate-group the Family... Read more

The Barnes Foundation: a monument to prevention of gonorrhea?

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By Jonathan Purtle This weekend, for 56 consecutive hours, the Barnes Foundation will open its doors to the public at its new home on the... Read more

Should we arrest TB patients for skipping their meds?

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By Michael Yudell Reports last week of a San Francisco area man arrested on two misdemeanor counts for not taking his tuberculosis medication... Read more

Hepatitis C: A silent epidemic (you can help stop on Saturday)

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By Michael Yudell More than 3 million Americans are infected with the Hepatitis C virus, and half of them don’t even realize it? You... Read more

The Ride of Silence: a loud cry for bicycle safety

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By Jonathan Purtle Textbooks will tell you that statistics are the basis for most public health decisions. In reality, it’s evocative... Read more

It's Mother's Day. Got Breast Milk?

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By Michael Yudell Almost two years ago my wife was visiting her native Boston with our second daughter, and was nursing her on a bench at... Read more

Diagnosing a public health problem: Photoshop

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By Jonathan Purtle Why is it that the fatter America gets, the more unrealistically thin our ideal of what people should look like becomes?... Read more