Emergency preparedness: states need to step up (and so do you)

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In 2015 we watched the raging Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. The lessons for the United States became clear: We need an effective means... Read more

How committed are we to improving our nation’s mental health?

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In this season of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps we should resolve to improve things for the nearly 20% of Americans who experience... Read more

Move over New Year’s. It’s time for Monday’s Resolutions.

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New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. At least, that’s what some people would say, given that only 8% actually achieve... Read more

Public health consequences of Islamophobia

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Donald Trump has built his presidential campaign on demonizing immigrant and religious minorities without regard for the damage he instills... Read more

Drought and health: What can Pa. and N.J. learn from California?

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In recent months, drought watches have been declared for more than half the counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey due to below-normal precipitation... Read more

Housing: The neglected first-line treatment to end HIV/AIDS

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For people with a home, HIV can be a manageable condition. But for those without stable housing, HIV remains extremely dangerous, even deadly... Read more

Kissing Bugs: Kiss Off!

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Kissing Bugs (scientific name Triatomine Bug) are in the news these days. They get their name from the fact that they like to bite humans around... Read more

'Extra, Extra, Get Your (Healthy) Bananas!'

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Gluten-free diets (excluding gluten protein found in grains) are used to treat celiac, an immune system disease affecting about 1 percent of... Read more