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Toxins in Widespread Use Excluded from EPA Chemical Review

Toxins in Widespread Use Excluded from EPA Chemical Review

By Matthew Brown | Oct 28
Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use.

Goal of New Produce Safety Rules: Prevent Illness Outbreaks

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 16
New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade.

The Dirty Dozen: Fighting Germs During Flu Season

By EDGE | Dec 9
Take a look at the top 12 'dirty dozen' of hidden germs and learn how you can stay healthy during flu season

Ask the Doc: PrEP Redux

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Nov 21
In this week's "Ask the Doc" column, Dr. Howard Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS, once again addresses questions about PrEP, including whether it can work in small doses, and why some people are against it.

Passport Health Launches FluFree.com Website

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 14
As flu season approaches, Passport Health is looking out for your health with FluFree.com, a website that aims to increase awareness of the dangers of influenza.

Philly's Bebashi Holds Annual "Breast Fest"

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
On August 13, Philadelphia's AIDS Service Organization Bebashi-Transition to Hope partners with Fox Chase Cancer Center to hold their Fifth Annual Breast Fest, a daylong event to promote breast health and overall wellness.

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

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