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Is poverty a crime?
Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 6:30 AM
One story in Philadelphia recently captured a lot of attention. Just before midnight on a Friday two weeks ago, a SEPTA police officer found...
Birth control and the Affordable Care Act (and, yes, the pope)
Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 6:30 AM
With much of the East Coast enthralled by the visit of Pope Francis, let's review an issue that pits – perhaps – the pontiff's...
The state budget impasse puts the health of our economy and our most vulnerable citizens at risk
Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 3:45 PM
At some point in our lives, most of us learn the “penny wise, pound foolish” lesson. And usually, for those of us who are stubborn...
The Affordable Care Act and States’ wrong
Wed, Jul 1, 2015, 6:30 AM
The Supreme Court issued a lot of important and sensible rulings last week: enshrining marriage equality as the law of the land, supporting...
Maternal mortality: A problem with solutions
Thu, Jun 18, 2015, 6:30 AM
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...
Philadelphia’s rankings: good for visitors, bad for us
Tue, May 26, 2015, 6:30 AM
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!...
Public health in practice: A WASH interview with Timothy Hayden
Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 6:30 AM
Last month, Timothy Hayden returned to Australia (where I’m currently based) after coordinating the WASH activities Aspen Medical for four...
Set aside 'Little Orphan Annie.' How do we really deal with unwanted kids?
Tue, Feb 3, 2015, 6:30 AM
Americans prefer stories about our most vulnerable youngsters to have a happy ending, like the comic book character “Little Orphan Annie...
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