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Archive: August, 2012

It's West Nile season: Don't forget the bug spray

Friday, August 17, 2012, 10:17 AM
By Michael Yudell With 7 cases of mosquito transmitted West Nile Virus recently confirmed in Pennsylvania, counties around the state are warning residents to protect themselves by taking steps to avoid infection and prevent mosquito breeding. But don’t let the low number of so-far-confirmed... Read more

Transcendental Meditation: A cure for the stresses of youth violence?

Monday, August 13, 2012, 6:25 AM
By Jonathan Purtle Youth violence is a big and complex problem, especially in Philadelphia. Could something as simple as having city school students close their eyes and sit in stillness for 30 minutes a day help address its stress-related consequences? Filmmaker David Lynch, who credits his own... Read more

In Aurora, Colo., or in Philadelphia, trauma touches all of us

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:30 AM
Today’s post, by John Rich, is the first in a series of contributions by members of an expert panel intended to expand the breadth of The Public’s Health. Rich, a primary care physician and director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University School of Public Health... Read more

Breastfeeding is up — but not enough, especially in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 6:30 AM
By Michael Yudell The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual Breastfeeding Report Card last week and there’s good news and bad. Thanks to a concerted effort by the CDC and health workers in states and localities across the country, breastfeeding rates continue to rise... Read more

Does anyone deserve to die of lung cancer?

Friday, August 3, 2012, 6:30 AM
By Jonathan Purtle There we stood in front of the bulletin board at the Old City coffee shop Fork:etc — perplexed, trying to decipher the meaning of the ad. Hipsters Deserve to Die, it said, over a picture of a young African American man wearing glasses and a scarf. My girlfriend works in... Read more
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What is public health — and why does it matter?

Through prevention, education, and intervention, public health practitioners - epidemiologists, health policy experts, municipal workers, environmental health scientists - work to keep us healthy.

It’s not always easy. Michael Yudell, Jonathan Purtle, and other contributors tell you why.

Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health
Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MSc Assistant Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health
Janet Golden, PhD Professor of history, Rutgers University-Camden
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