The Public's Health Archive: March, 2012

Don't let Lyme disease tick you off

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Public health is everywhere, even lurking in the bushes. Last week, while playing disc golf at Sedgley Woods in Fairmount Park and trying not... Read more

Court ruling might limit antibiotic use in animals - for our health

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It has been 35 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged that antibiotic overuse in farm animals posed a health risk to... Read more

Score political points or help victims of domestic violence?

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Since its original bipartisan passage in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has been fairly uncontroversial. The act, which seeks to protect... Read more

A new front in the anti-smoking effort

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Yet another study confirms the obvious: public health works. Specifically, tobacco control-programs and policies are effective in reducing... Read more

Mr. Mayor, try for that soda tax again!

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The Inquirer reported Monday that Mayor Michael Nutter’s twice-failed, 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages — aka the soda... Read more

Groundwater: It’s fracking important

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Today marks the start of National Ground Water Awareness Week—sandwiched between National Sleep Awareness Week and National Poison Prevention... Read more

The agrarian myth and industrial reality of animal agriculture

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Today’s post is by John Rossi, a guest blogger for The Public’s Health. Rossi, a veterinarian and bioethicist, is currently a post-doctoral... Read more

Grandparents and guns: A novel public health concern

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Most discussion about the public health implications of the aging of America has focused on issues related to long-term care, chronic medical... Read more