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Archive: April, 2012

Dog doo: A mound of public health trouble

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:30 AM
I’ve been having some crappy mornings lately — literally. I walk out my door, admire the contrast of the cherry blossoms against the crisp blue sky, and then hobble over a fresh mound of dog poo. The Spring Garden section of Philadelphia is scattered with such treasures, occasionally encased... Read more

What NOT to make of new autism statistics

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 6:30 AM
Leave it to businessman Donald Trump to turn World Autism Awareness Day on its head. On Monday, Trump was busy spreading misinformation about the causes of autism on a day that, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (the United Nations adopted this day in 2007) should be dedicated to cultivating... Read more

Fight for a Healthier America During National Public Health Week

Sunday, April 1, 2012, 6:30 AM
Just when I thought there couldn’t be another day or week drawing attention to my favorite “theme” or “cause”—I missed “World Day of the Snowman” back in January because our weird weather left us without a winter, and last month’s “Pi Day”... Read more
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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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