The Public's Health Archive: February, 2013

Sequester puts America’s brain trust at risk

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On Friday if Congress and the president do not act, what is known as the budget sequestration-- automatic cuts to a wide range of government... Read more

The problem with 'Zero Dark Thirty'

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By Michael Yudell Whether you are rooting for Anne Hathaway’s gritty performance as mother-turned-prostitute-turned martyr Fontine in... Read more

From the medical side, arguing for smokers' rights

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Jon Kole is in his fourth and final year of a combined MD and Masters of Medical Ethics program at the University of Pennsylvania. By Jon... Read more

Moving the target on gun research

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By Jonathan Purtle Injuries are the leading cause of death among people age 44 and younger in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control... Read more

What you didn’t know about Medicaid in 2013 (let alone 2014)

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Did you know that sometimes there is a free lunch — or, more precisely, free money? If not, then let me guess: You haven’t finished... Read more

Why expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania? For families.

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On Monday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a conservative Republican, said “yes” to his state receiving billions of federal dollars to increase... Read more

Why attack snack food in schools?

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By Jonathan Purtle Last Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new standards to regulate the nutritional content... Read more

Coming soon: new minimum sound standards for hybrid vehicles

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By Michael Yudell Earlier this month the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read more