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

Screening in Bryn Mawr: 'Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution'

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Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution makes a return engagement locally Wednesday evening at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute... Read more

Birth control and the Affordable Care Act (and, yes, the pope)

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With much of the East Coast enthralled by the visit of Pope Francis, let's review an issue that pits – perhaps – the pontiff's... Read more

Feds to expand access to opioid treatment

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The federal government will move to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence by relaxing limits on prescribing... 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