The Affordable Care Act and States’ wrong

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The Supreme Court issued a lot of important and sensible rulings last week: enshrining marriage equality as the law of the land, supporting... Read more

Save patient safety agency before it’s too late

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This week, while the public was focused on how the Supreme Court would rule on health care insurance exchanges, Congress was at work eliminating... Read more

It’s a dog’s life: the growing challenge of pet obesity

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Dogs are an integral part of the American family. Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes... 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

Should you worry about MERS?

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With more than 1,600 people quarantined in South Korea and outbreaks elsewhere, you may be wondering: what is MERS and do I need to worry? Here... Read more

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

Jeb Bush clowns around on climate change

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The GOP anti-climate change clown car dropped Gov. Jeb Bush off at a New Hampshire house party Wednesday, where the yet-to-announce 2016 presidential... Read more

Public health in practice: A WASH interview with Timothy Hayden

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Last month, Timothy Hayden returned to Australia (where I’m currently based) after coordinating the WASH activities Aspen Medical for four... Read more