Public Health

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

Rats in Longport

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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Public Health

Camden County to spray for mosquitoes in eight towns this week

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Odd News

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

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Recreation

Philly has announced the 2018 public pool opening dates

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Public Parks

A farm just opened in front of City Hall for the summer

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Health News

These Jersey Shore beaches tested too high for feces-related bacteria

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Health Stories

Bubble pop? Brownie batter? Vapes’ added flavors fuel e-cig debate

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Mental Health

If a parent doesn't get treatment for depressed child, is that abuse?

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Health News

Juul: Why a trendy e-cig is causing a social – and public health – commotion

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Public Health

City reveals outcome of pilot program at Kensington heroin encampments

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Addiction

Pennsylvania first state to OK medical marijuana to treat patients addicted to opioids

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Health News

CDC: E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce continues to spread

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Women's Health

Pennsylvania establishes review committee on rising maternal mortality rate

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Public Health

Philadelphia hit by 34 percent annual increase in opioid overdose deaths

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Public Health

In a Puerto Rican mountain town, hope ebbs and health suffers

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Study

Drexel study shows at least one benefit of the Philadelphia soda tax

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Legislation

New Jersey lawmaker seeks ban on tackle football for kids under 12

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Hospitals

‘Nightmare bacteria’ stalk U.S. hospitals

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Public Health

We tested City Hall for lead exposure – and this is what we found

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Safe Injection Sites

State rep: proposed safe injection sites in Philly are 'dangerous'

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E-cigarettes

The Juul’s so cool, kids smoke it in school

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Public Health

Are there risks from secondhand marijuana smoke? Early science says yes

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