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Philly suburbs poised to enter COVID-19 green phase on June 26

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Philly enters COVID-19 yellow phase on Friday, outdoor dining allowed June 12

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Government

Mayor Kenney presses D.A. Krasner to 'vigorously' prosecute Philly's gun cases during coronavirus pandemic

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Government

Philly health commissioner urges 14-day quarantine for recent travelers to New York City

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Health News

What are Philly's essential and non-essential businesses during coronavirus restrictions?

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Coronavirus

Charles Barkley's 180° on coronavirus pandemic mirrors stubborn shift in public perception

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Legislation

Philly seeks refining ban on toxic chemical released in PES explosion

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Illness

Shuttered Philly refinery measured worst in U.S. for cancer-causing benzene, report says

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Health News

Since the Industrial Revolution, 'normal' body temperature has changed

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Addiction

Pennsylvania health officials report three-day spike in Dauphin County overdoses

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Adult Health

Philly health department reports annual decrease in HIV diagnoses

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Public Health

Benjamin Franklin High School, Science Leadership Academy closed after asbestos detected in building

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Health News

Tobacco sales to minors in Philly skyrocketed in 2018, health department says

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Illness

Hepatitis A races across the country

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Wellness

CNET report details guest's bed bug problem at Philly Airbnb

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Police

Pennsylvania woman caught urinating on produce in Walmart

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Public Health

Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery fire 'may have' released hydrofluoric acid, per report

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Restaurants

Philly health department: Video of mice at South Philly restaurant is 'completely unverifiable'

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Health News

Philadelphia declares public health emergency over Hepatitis A outbreak

Wellness

Hubble's $1 contact lenses result in consumer health complaints

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Illness

West Nile virus shows up in Allentown

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Children's Health

Philly rolls out 'I Call the Snacks' campaign targeting sugary foods

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Prevention

Screening, early detection driving decline in Delaware cancer deaths

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Beaches

Latest water tests at Wildwood beaches find fecal bacterial levels back within safe range for swimmers

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Health News

Climate change deemed huge public health threat by dozens of medical organizations

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Addiction

To combat teen vaping, Nebraska school district testing students for nicotine

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Prevention

Juul initiates research into the public health effects of e-cigarette use

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Immigration

Inspectors find 'egregious' conditions at Essex County ICE facility

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Prevention

Point Breeze athletic field closed for elevated lead levels in soil

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Public Health

Spider-like, clinging jellyfish with intense stings spotted again at Jersey Shore just before Memorial Day weekend

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Health News

Philly among hardest hit in statewide hepatitis A outbreak

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Public Health

Philadelphia reports 8% drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018

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Opinion

3 moral reasons why parents need to get their children vaccinated against measles

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Health News

Pennsylvania to set maximum PFAS level in drinking water after EPA takes a pass

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Opinion

The Philadelphia soda tax, while regressive, saves lives of those most at risk

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Illness

Popular weed killer’s alleged link to cancer spreads concern

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Health News

FDA warns public that seizures are a potential side effect of vaping, launches investigation

Opinion

A Green New Deal for Philadelphia

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Illness

Already more U.S. measles cases this year than all of 2018

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Health News

PFAS Action Team meeting to provide updates on sampling plan, hear public comment

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Opinion

No debate: Vaccines are the key to public health

Health News

Disney parks to ban smoking, vaping beginning May 1

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