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

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

The state budget impasse puts the health of our economy and our most vulnerable citizens at risk

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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... Read more

The Affordable Care Act and States’ wrong

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The Supreme Court issued a lot of important and sensible rulings last week: enshrining marriage equality as the law of the land, supporting... Read more

Maternal mortality: A problem with solutions

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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... Read more

Philadelphia’s rankings: good for visitors, bad for us

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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!... Read more

Public health in practice: A WASH interview with Timothy Hayden

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Last month, Timothy Hayden returned to Australia (where I’m currently based) after coordinating the WASH activities Aspen Medical for four... Read more

Set aside 'Little Orphan Annie.' How do we really deal with unwanted kids?

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Americans prefer stories about our most vulnerable youngsters to have a happy ending, like the comic book character “Little Orphan Annie... Read more