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

Bacon! (And health!)

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The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer got bacon lovers upset with its recent report linking cancer to... 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

Another life destroyed – almost – by allegedly reckless prescribing

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A Philadelphia Inquirer story published on Philly.com last weekend about three men who died of drug addictions – and the physician whom... Read more

Global Handwashing Day & other interesting stuff (really!)

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Did you know that Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day? Hand-washing is a vital public and personal health activity and one that grew up alongside... 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

A public health message from your pet

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It’s about time I got some recognition from the humans here at The Public’s Health, not to mention the U.S. Centers for Disease... Read more

50 years ago: Building the case against lead

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The world is a lot less polluted with lead than it was a half-century ago, thanks in part to geochemist Clair Patterson. Fed up with lead contamination... Read more