The Public's Health Archive: January, 2013

Prohibition, harm reduction, and history

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You wouldn’t know it from the title, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” but this exhibit at the National... Read more

Should Pennsylvania legalize pot?

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By Jonathan Purtle Earlier this month, Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery-Delaware) announced plans to introduce a bill... Read more

Mr. President, use your bully pulpit on climate change!

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By Michael Yudell “We will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future... Read more

Reflecting on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Twenty years ago I appeared in the film Motherless: A Legacy of Loss from Illegal Abortion, talking about the history of abortion. The 28-minute... Read more

Obama takes a public health view on guns

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By Michael Yudell President Obama's speech and executive orders were an important step forward to address gun violence. The president affirmed... Read more

Legal remedies for the flu

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In 1918, Babe Ruth pitched the opening game of the World Series for the Boston Red Sox (they won the series) and a worldwide flu pandemic got... Read more

Did childhood kill Kurt Cobain (or Jimi Hendrix)?

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By Jonathan Purtle In a box in my basement — amongst a broken TI-83 calculator, Discman, and other college-era artifacts — is... Read more

Learned on vacation: How to properly install a kid's car seat

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By Michael Yudell Late last month my wife and I packed up the car with our two girls and dog and headed south for Grandparents-palooza. It’s... Read more