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West Chester University student gets mumps after visiting Temple campus

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Pennsylvania is keeping an eye on ticks with statewide collection survey

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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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Health News

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

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Opinion

A proposal to reduce vaccine exemptions while respecting rights of conscience

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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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Rats

Are rats taking over Longport? Some locals fear it's true

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Health News

Appeals court rules Bux-Mont families can resume fight to compel Navy to pay for medical monitoring

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Illness

In 1918, Philadelphia was in 'the grippe' of misery and suffering

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Opinion

Governor's action on PFAS is vital first step, but many questions remain

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Recycling

Stop recycling takeout containers, Philadelphia – but go ahead and leave caps on water bottles

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Health Stories

Death count debates overshadow the real story: Hurricane Maria was partly a human-made disaster

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Health News

This Harvard professor calls that coconut oil you've been obsessively using 'pure poison'

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Public Health

New Jersey drug overdose deaths jump 21 percent, nation reaches new high

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Social Media

Facebook and Instagram want to help break your social media addiction

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Public Health

Invasive longhorned tick species confirmed in Pennsylvania

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Health News

The first 2018 case of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania has been reported

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Opinion

Naloxone remains controversial to some, but here's why it shouldn't be

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Opinion

Who's avoiding sex, and why

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Cities

Pew: Philadelphia has highest rate of disability among large U.S. cities

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Opinion

To improve digital well-being, put your phone down and talk to people

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Health News

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

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Public Safety

Dangerous Portuguese-men-of-war washing up on Jersey beaches

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Health News

Under pressure, California lawmakers ban soda taxes for 12 years

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Schools

Wolf, Philly officials pledge $15.6 million to remove lead, mold, asbestos at schools

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Public Health

Turkey Hill testing bathroom blue lights to deter heroin use at Pennsylvania stores

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Odd News

Those small, venomous clinging jellyfish have returned to the New Jersey coast

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