The Public's Health Archive: July, 2012

What Chick-fil-A's cows aren't telling you (about obesity and homophobia)

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By Michael Yudell The anti-gay marriage comments made a few weeks back by Dan Cathy, president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A... Read more

Want to talk about the economy? Try the economic burden of malnutrition.

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By Michael Yudell Scientists have long known that malnutrition during childhood, especially before a baby’s first birthday, can cause... Read more

A call for a Surgeon General’s report – on soda pop

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By Jonathan Purtle Tuesday marked the first day of public hearings on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to restrict the size... Read more

Will fire and brimstone help in the fight against climate change?

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By Michael Yudell Leave it to some good ol’ hellfire to get the American public believing again in climate change. According to polling... Read more

Texting while driving is illegal and unsafe. Why is it the norm?

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By Jonathan Purtle Texting while driving, texting while walking, texting while biking—I must admit I’ve done it all, even though... Read more

John Roberts, health care, and the 'Breaking Bad' effect

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By Michael Yudell There’s been a lot of ink spilled the past two weeks as commentators left and right have offered their best explanations... Read more

How abandoned buildings could make you sick

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By Jonathan Purtle Tuesday’s four alarm blaze at an abandoned Fishtown warehouse, which sent one firefighter to the hospital, was the... Read more

'She Takes Control!': Philadelphia condom initiative empowers girls

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By Michael Yudell When I was an awkward teen in the 1980s, I, like most other young males since the invention of vulcanized rubber, secretly... Read more