Philadelphia’s rankings: good for visitors, bad for us

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Philadelphians gleefully share a lot of city rankings with pride. And why not: It’s a great feeling to be part of this vibrant community!... Read more

Food Safety: An interview with Dara Alpert Lieberman

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Food Safety is vital to our public health. According to a recently released report from the US Department of Agriculture, “Salmonella... Read more

How is your local hospital doing? Combating hospital-acquired infections

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During the last weeks, as Americans watched health care workers don protective equipment before treating patients in West Africa with Ebola,... Read more

The air pollution racial gap: Pa. and N.J. among the worst

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Breathing. It is easy for most of us, but not for the 25 million Americans with asthma. Being black or Hispanic, poor, and young are among... Read more

How healthy is your county?

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes its ambitious annual attempt to rate the health of counties in every state based on analysis of... Read more

Booze / Local / Dollars / Billions / Pockets / YOURS /

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Two years ago, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine published results of a study that estimated how much money excessive alcohol consumption... Read more

New (questionable) claims for a cause of autism

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Every so often a science news story comes along proclaiming that we are on the cusp of a revolutionary new understanding of autism spectrum... Read more

Health disparities in Philadelphia’s Latino community

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We continue our series on race and health in Philadelphia today, joined by Cynthia Figueroa, president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos... Read more