The Public's Health Archive: August, 2012

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

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By Michael Yudell With 7 cases of mosquito transmitted West Nile Virus recently confirmed in Pennsylvania, counties around the state are warning... Read more

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

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By Jonathan Purtle Youth violence is a big and complex problem, especially in Philadelphia. Could something as simple as having city school... Read more

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

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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... Read more

Breastfeeding is up — but not enough, especially in Pennsylvania

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By Michael Yudell The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual Breastfeeding Report Card last week and there’s... Read more

Does anyone deserve to die of lung cancer?

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By Jonathan Purtle There we stood in front of the bulletin board at the Old City coffee shop Fork:etc — perplexed, trying to decipher... Read more