For transgender kids, preventing trauma of going through the wrong puberty

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As the mother of a 12-year-old transgender boy, Alisa Bowman wants people to understand that going through puberty for the sex they do not... Read more

Waking up about sleep: A public health need, overlooked

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Back to school lunacy is upon us. Parents with kids in tow will raid retail outlets, snatching up the latest gadgets, backpacks, brand name... Read more

Connecting the dots: Hillary Clinton, a glass ceiling, and our health

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Hillary Clinton is about to create, as she put it the other night, “the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.” So what? Here’s... Read more

Protecting kids: Is more reporting necessarily better?

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A recent audit of Philadelphia’s child welfare system found significant flaws in the functioning of the child abuse hotline designed... Read more

Lead in Flint: This is America

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Our outrage at the poisoning of the people of Flint, Mich. - and the way the government failed, once again, its poorest and most disenfranchised... Read more

Is poverty a crime?

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One story in Philadelphia recently captured a lot of attention. Just before midnight on a Friday two weeks ago, a SEPTA police officer found... Read more

Remember what 'Aunt Sammy' said . . . about babies and drafts?

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National Public Radio recently aired a segment headlined “South Korea’s Quirky Notions About Electric Fans.” It looked at... Read more

Who wants to go to work sick?

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I’m not proud of this but, back in 1986, I showed up for work sick many times because I was pregnant and needed to “save up”... Read more