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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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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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Opinion

A Green New Deal for Philadelphia

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Health News

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

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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

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Health News

Disney parks to ban smoking, vaping beginning May 1

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Health News

3 Philadelphia dental offices closed due to unsanitary practices, possible infection

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Children's Health

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

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Illness

West Chester University student gets mumps after visiting Temple campus

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Wildlife

Pennsylvania is keeping an eye on ticks with statewide collection survey

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Illness

Saying another flu pandemic inevitable, WHO launches global strategy

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Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking in the United States: 4 questions answered

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Opinion

EPA's plan to regulate chemical contaminants in drinking water is a drop in the bucket

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Opinion

Well-meaning legislation will worsen affordable housing shortage in Philadelphia

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Parenting

Paid family leave is an investment in public health, not a handout

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Addiction

Two crises in one: As drug use rises, so does syphilis

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Illness

Measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant

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Adult Health

Dying while black: Perpetual gaps exist in health care for African-Americans

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Children's Health

Measles: Why it's so deadly, and why vaccination is so vital

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Opinion

A proposal to reduce vaccine exemptions while respecting rights of conscience

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Health News

Casey excoriates EPA's reported pass on limits on PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

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Children's Health

3 ethical reasons for vaccinating your children

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Recycling

Careless Christmas party guests can ruin recycling for your whole block

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Health News

Teen's science experiment uncovers roundworm contamination at Montgomery County parks

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Health News

Why did the flu kill 80,000 Americans last year?

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Addiction

About 1.9 million vapers in the United States – and numbers growing

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Public Health

City announces plan to clear Frankford Avenue, Emerald Street drug encampments

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Health News

A polio-like virus is popping up in the U.S., with cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

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Rats

Mayor: 'Yes, there are rats in Longport'

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