The Public's Health Archive: May, 2013

Teaching about race and health

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Today’s piece, the fourth in our ongoing race and health series, is by Janet Golden, a historian of medicine and public health. She writes... Read more

A murder in Pakistan threatens polio eradication

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A United Nations worker was gunned down by extremists near Peshawar, Pakistan, while delivering vaccines Tuesday in the village of Kaggawala... Read more

Can flu cause mental illness?

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In a Psych. 101 class many years ago, I remember learning that some mental disorders were more common among people born in winter and spring... Read more

The health of the African and Caribbean immigrant community

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Today we have another important and interesting contribution to our ongoing series on race and health in Philadelphia. Oni Richards-Waritay... Read more

Health disparities in Philadelphia’s Latino community

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We continue our series on race and health in Philadelphia today, joined by Cynthia Figueroa, president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos... Read more

Are ‘alternative’ vaccine schedules safer?

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Almost 50% of children have not received all the recommended vaccines at some point before their second birthday, according to a study of 300... Read more

Wanted for Mother’s Day: paid time off

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Across the country this Mother’s Day 2013, moms will wake to pancakes and juice in bed and some assortment of cards, gifts and children... Read more

Am I racist?

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According to an online test developed by Harvard psychologists, I have a moderate preference toward white people. I—a liberal white... Read more