Parkinson's disease: Need to know

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Do you know the signs of Parkinson's disease? You need to–we all need to, and we must spread the word–so that people in every community... Read more

A vaccine against the epidemic of mass imprisonment

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A powerful group of United States senators unveiled a bill last month designed to reform federal criminal sentencing laws. If passed, the Sentencing... Read more

Maternal mortality: A problem with solutions

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Rates of maternal mortality (deaths within one year of the end of a pregnancy) are too high in the United States and too high in Philadelphia... Read more

Proposed 1920s orphanage study just one example in history of scientific racism

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In the late 1920s, scientists hatched an outrageous plan to settle a question at the heart of American racial thought: were differences between... Read more

The Diabetes Blues

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Lord, I’m sick an’ down Can’t tell my head from my feet Lord, I’m sick an’ down Can’t hardly tell... Read more

Ferguson: A tale of health disparities

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This post is part of an exchange between The Public's Health and the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University... Read more

A century after W.E.B. Du Bois, science still gets race wrong

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Most of us today don’t know the name W.E.B. Du Bois. But we should. Du Bois’s pioneering sociological work on race (books like... Read more

The link between felon disenfranchisement, politics, and health

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Consider two things: - Life expectancy at birth for an African American male born in Philadelphia is 7.6 years shorter than a white... Read more