Public Health

Addiction

Surgeon General Addiction Report

'Addiction is not a character flaw,' surgeon general's report emphasizes

Vaccinations

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Regulators: Pediatrician concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

Public Health

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Penn study: 1 in 9 who enter ER with violent injuries return within two years

Utilities

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Does your Philly tap water smell like moldy lemons?

Water Quality

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Rowan University tells students 'Do Not Drink' water from campus faucets

Addiction

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Author: Things I wish I’d known before my daughter became addicted to heroin

Soda Tax

Philly Soda Tax

Study: Sugary drink consumption dropped after soda tax – by a lot

Health

Philadelphia taking fentanyl fight to the streets

Public Health

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Community Health Explorer tool visualizes Philly by neighborhood

Public Health

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'Crypto' parasite fears prompt closure of Montgomery County pool

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania issues progress report on Medical Marijuana Program

Public Health

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Mini-Jaws target South Jersey mosquitoes

Jellyfish

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Tiny clinging — and stinging — organism invades Jersey coast

Soda Tax

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Food Trust statement on soda tax advocates more water fountains at Philly schools

Opinion

No more harm: Gun violence is a public health crisis

Public Health

Melanoma surge in New Jersey likely tied to beach exposure

Public Health

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NARCAN will soon be available at all ACME Markets in Pennsylvania

Soda

Harvard study: Philly's soda tax would save $197 million in health-care costs

City Council

Philly residents urged to speak out on heroin, opioid crisis

Drunk Driving

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Penn study finds one way to reduce drunk-driving deaths by 15 percent

Research

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Drexel researchers selected to lead Delaware River Watershed projects

Drugs

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Pa. drug monitoring program goes after 'doctor shopping'

Zika Virus

Study: Most Americans support release of genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika

Zika Virus

Rowan University researchers say Zika virus not a local problem – yet

Food

Vegetarian

Worldwide decrease in meat-eating would save billions in healthcare costs and fight global warming, study says

Breastfeeding

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When it comes to breastfeeding, 'natural' is a loaded term

Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Penn study finds drawbacks to cost-saving measures in public mental health clinics

Zika Virus

Montgomery County confirms its first case of Zika virus

Addiction

Needle Exchange HIV

Needle exchanges can now get federal funding

Crime

Ambulance

Drexel study: Paramedics face higher risk of assault than firefighters

E. Coli

CDC investigating five new cases of E.coli linked to Chipotle

Public Health

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WATCH: Philly rapper uses Jodi Arias case for PTSD awareness campaign

Health News

Immediate treatment success already helping to reduce fear in HIV patients

Crime

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On Camden streets, trying to sell prostitutes on a new life