public health

Graphic of pill filled with earths
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Rasa Kaye
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Members of the medical community are keeping a weather eye on how our rapidly warming world is already challenging our physical well-being — and how that may change how they respond to the increased demand for drugs to treat climate change’s exacerbation of health problems. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Students and staff are back inside Laura H. Carnell Elementary School after a three-week closure for asbestos abatement. But the teachers union said it can't guarantee that conditions are safe. Read more here.
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Glass of water
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Molly Daly
January 09, 2020 - 5:53 pm
Members of the Congressional PFAS Task Force held a news conference Thursday to push for the passage of a bill that would require the federal government to address PFAS contamination. Read more here.
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Flavored vaping solutions
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 3:32 pm
U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. Read more here.
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Franklin Learning Center informational meeting
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Mike DeNardo
January 02, 2020 - 11:54 am
After a two-week closure due to asbestos abatement, the Franklin Learning Center has reopened. But a few dozen parents and students are still insisting on more to be done. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Rachel Kurland
December 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell elementary schools are closed Friday — the last full day for students before the break — out of “an abundance of caution” of asbestos in the buildings. Read more here.
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White Castle Sliders
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CNN
December 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of multiple products for possible listeria contamination. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 20, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Philadelphia City Council's public health committee has advanced a measure that would put new reporting requirements on hospitals that are planning to close. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 21, 2019 - 6:40 pm
Philadelphia officials are adding two new programs to their violence prevention strategy and reviving an old tool for fighting crime after a weekend of violence that included the shooting of two young children.
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Employees at the marijuana retailer Bridge City Collective in Portland, Ore., can be seen setting up the store for the day behind a row of marijuana products for sale there.
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AP News
September 26, 2019 - 11:01 am
Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes.
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