Americans continue to be ignorant or indifferent about the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine

“We were shocked,” a researcher said. “We thought knowledge might be low, but [it] basically doesn’t exist.”

Americans continue to be ignorant or indifferent about the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine

“We were shocked,” a researcher said. “We thought knowledge might be low, but [it] basically doesn’t exist.”

Peregrine falcon that lived in Manayunk steeple found dead with severed leg. Did a drone do it?

The birds of prey had been all but eradicated in the Philadelphia area for decades, but were making a comeback in the early 2010s.

Peregrine falcon that lived in Manayunk steeple found dead with severed leg. Did a drone do it?

The birds of prey had been all but eradicated in the Philadelphia area for decades, but were making a comeback in the early 2010s.

Parents should limit kids’ juice consumption, new national guidelines say

Avoid flavored milks — no chocolate or strawberry — through age 5. Stick with cow’s milk. Water is good. Only 100% fruit juice, and even then, only in small amounts.

Parents should limit kids’ juice consumption, new national guidelines say

Avoid flavored milks — no chocolate or strawberry — through age 5. Stick with cow’s milk. Water is good. Only 100% fruit juice, and even then, only in small amounts.
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For the first time, the state has a goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but critics say it hasn’t been accompanied by enough action.

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Philadelphia reports first human case of West Nile virus

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As climate changes and seas rise, Philadelphia International Airport is in the crosshairs

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Death due to childbirth is rising in the U.S. Groups in Philly and Camden win grants to fight back.

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Doctors’ words can be wounding — or healing

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One in 16 U.S. women’s first sexual experience was forced, new study finds

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