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Do You Think Vaccination Should Be a Public Health Initiative?

Feb 16 2016

Should there be mandates on vaccination? The topic of public health mandates was part of the Franklin Institute's Monday Night speaker series 'Vaccines: to Mandate Or Not?' The event featuring immunology expert Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP, focused on the controversial topic of vaccination.

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The Flu Hits Harder in Poorer Neighborhoods

Feb 15 2016

For a variety of reasons, those on the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder are more likely to suffer from certain illnesses, including depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Now here's another ailment to add to the list: Americans living in poorer neighborhoods are almost twice as likely to have severe complications from the flu than those living in richer neighborhoods, according to a new analysis.

Source: Pacific Standard