Public Health

Addiction

Cities cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

Methadone Mile

Public Health

Philly's lingering summer weather could mean higher crime rates, research suggests

Heat

Weather

6 die at nursing home as death toll mounts in Irma's wake

Hurricane Irma

Wellness

Why isn't hand sanitizer more widely used?

Hand Sanitizer

Odd News

'Welcome our new insect overlords': Flying ants spotted in swarms across Philadelphia

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Health News

Public health dangers loom in Harvey-hit areas

Harvey

Public Health

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan

Pakistan Poisoned Water

Public Health

Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Pa. River

Fishing on a river stock

Public Health

Tainted water has cost South Jersey town at least $5.5M over two years

Moorestown water

Public Health

Lawmaker seeks probe into maggots in N.Y. facility

Concealed Neglect

Public Health

Longport residents: Rabbit poop is dangerous and making our lives miserable

Rabbits

Salmonella

Salmonella sickens 33 in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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Public Health

State judge halts beach dunes project in Margate

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Public Health

Back to court: Margate wants judge to reconsider botched beach dunes plan

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Opioids

Leftover opioids: a common dilemma for surgery patients

Opioid Leftovers

Air Quality

Pennsylvania, 14 other states appeal EPA delay of stricter air-quality standards

EPA Ozone

Public Health

Ooops! Army Corps drains one Margate beach swamp, creates another

Dune ponding

Beaches

Margate official: Dune-building work creating 'cesspools' on beach

Dune ponding

Weather

Friday: Another day of summer swelter – and excessive heat warnings

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Allergies

Menacing tick with risk of human meat allergy observed in Pennsylvania

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Utilities

Pa. utility commissioner: Climate change may require subsidized cooling

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Health Studies

Involuntary paralysis prevents many rape victims from resisting, study finds

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Public Health

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

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Leisure

Wildwoods weighing smoking ban, big fines at Jersey Shore

Wildwood

Opioids

Public restrooms become ground zero in the opioid epidemic

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Firefighters

Drexel researchers: Data management can save fire departments money on injuries

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Public Health

Philly violence rises with density of alcohol merchants, study finds

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LGBTQ

$1.5M award will ease LGBTQ center's move to bigger home off South Broad

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Vaccinations

Regulators: Pediatrician concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

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Public Health

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

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Utilities

Does your Philly tap water smell like moldy lemons?

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Water Quality

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

Rowan University

Addiction

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

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Soda Tax

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

Philly Soda Tax

Health

Philadelphia taking fentanyl fight to the streets

Public Health

Community Health Explorer tool visualizes Philly by neighborhood

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Public Health

'Crypto' parasite fears prompt closure of Montgomery County pool

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Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania issues progress report on Medical Marijuana Program

Medical Marijuana

Public Health

Mini-Jaws target South Jersey mosquitoes

Fathead minnow

Jellyfish

Tiny clinging — and stinging — organism invades Jersey coast

Clinging jellyfish

Soda Tax

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

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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

NARCAN will soon be available at all ACME Markets in Pennsylvania

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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