Race and health in Philadelphia

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What does your race say about your health – or your health about your race? Quite a bit. In the coming weeks and months, contributors... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more

Teens birth 10% of U.S. babies

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Despite slowly declining teen birth rates in the United States, more than 367,000 young women and girls ages 15-19 had babies in 2010, according... Read more

The public health of fishing vessel winches. (Seriously!)

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This small story from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the federal government's weekly compilation of case studies and... Read more

Too many women continue to die in childbirth

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JoAnne Fischer is executive director, and Bette Begleiter deputy executive director, of the Maternity Care Coalition, a Philadelphia nonprofit... Read more

October is [Fill in the Blank] Awareness Month

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Today’s post is by Leah Roman, a guest blogger for The Public’s Health. Roman, a project manager for the Firefighter Injury Research... Read more

Don’t let election hype drive you to distraction (or death)

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By Jonathan Purtle Emotions rise high when election season rolls around every four ears. Could the culmination of this excitement and passion... Read more

What NOT to make of new autism statistics

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Leave it to businessman Donald Trump to turn World Autism Awareness Day on its head. On Monday, Trump was busy spreading misinformation about... Read more