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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: LGBT Health Fair, HEROES 2014, Philly’s First Queer
Latin Party, and More

Get physical at this year’s LGBT Health Fair PrideFit. The free health summit promises to keep you in shape with TEDx-esque presentations, food and drink samples, […]

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NYT: South Philly Clinic Offers Help Immigrants Can’t Get Elsewhere

The New York Times today focuses on how illegal immigrants are left behind by Obamacare—they can’t get subsidies for insurance, and are not subject to […]

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Philly 7th Best City for…Losing Weight?

Philly, according to Trulia, is the seventh best city in the country for losing weight. Maybe because…we’re already packing the most weight? Perhaps. But really […]

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Rocky 50k Date Set for 2014

Forgive the self-promotion–it was a Putiltzer-worthy Philly Mag post that inspired this event–but here is an important public service announcement: The date for next year’s […]

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Gay Men, Our Bodies and Dating: How Fitness Impacts Our Dating Lives

Quirkily named online dating service Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) released a post-New Year infographic that shines a light on gay men and how physique (both theirs […]

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Will Princeton Go “Dallas Buyers Club” on Meningitis Problem?

They’ve tried vaccines. They’ve tried an ad campaign. They’ve even tried special and utterly useless red solo cups. But after an eighth case of meningitis […]

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West Nile Case Confirmed in Philly

Philly.com reports: “A Philadelphia woman has been infected with West Nile virus, the first human case reported in the city this year.” The woman became […]

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Two West Nile Deaths Reported in Jersey

CBS Philly reports on two Jersey deaths from the West Nile virus: According to state health officials, a 78-year-old Gloucester County woman developed fever, blurred […]

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Ex-Phillies Keep Getting Brain Cancer. Is There A Connection?

The Inquirer today takes on a story that until now had existed more in the realm of quiet conspiracy theorizing: The paper notes that ex-Phillies […]

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Poop-Borne Virus Afflicting Philadelphia Children

NBC10 reports that Philadelphia is seeing an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease, which is more gross than dangerous, but still kind of a […]

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Judge Orders Exception to Lung Transplant Policy for Sarah Murnaghan

Politico reports: A federal judge on Wednesday ordered HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to be moved to the adult lung transplant […]

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With Sebelius Refusal, CHOP Patient’s Lung Transplant Becomes a Political Battle

The Inquirer reports: Saying that three other children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are just as sick, Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she would not […]

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City Hall Teaches Low-Sodium Chinese Cooking to … Chinese Cooks

NPR reports that City Hall is working with 200 Chinese takeout restaurants across Philadelphia, teaching them how to cook your favorite dishes with less salt—and […]

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The Roy Halladay Diet: Get a Virus, Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Days

Roy Halladay had to be pulled in the first inning of a spring training game against the Orioles Sunday. The culprit: a stomach virus. Or, […]

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Judge Blocks New York City’s Soda Ban

The day before it was set to go into effect, New York State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingle (!) has blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial […]