Around 100,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have been evacuated from their homes, and more could follow as the island’s most prominent mountain has begun to show signs of a potential major eruption. […]
Author: Frank Otto
3 Lessons The U.S. Could Learn from Brazil’s Universal Health Care System
With rumblings of support for universal health care picking up in the United States, a Drexel professor just released a study looking at how Brazil’s most vulnerable citizens feel about the state of their national […]
White Deaths May Be Up, But That is Only Part of the Story
Experts who attribute a rise in the deaths of white people in recent years to economic “despair” might be missing the forest for the trees, according to Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana Diez […]
What Goes Into a Controlled Burn?
The fires now ravaging North California have been particularly bad this year because years of drought have left the area much like a tinderbox. Without sufficient rain for years, many plants have been left dry […]
Q&A: How Do Firefighters Battling Massive Forest Fires Stay Safe?
At least 8,000 firefighters are currently deployed in Northern California to battle wind-aided wildfires that continue to spread. With 40 people already reported dead and many more still missing, the danger of these fires has […]
Media Watch: Talking About Tragedy After the Las Vegas Shooting
It’s been a rough couple of months. Super-strong hurricanes, intense earthquakes and saber rattling with a nuclear adversary have now given way to the worst mass-shooting the United States has ever seen. And the shooting […]
Q+A: What In Our Neighborhoods Puts Us at Risk for Diabetes?
Diabetes is much more than just having to avoid certain foods. The risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease, among many other issues, are all much higher for diabetic people. Like most diseases in […]
Media Watch: Child Hunger Rates Triple in North Philadelphia for Children With Working Parents
National-level numbers can sometimes be deceiving, it seems. Although hunger appears to be declining across the country, research by Mariana Chilton and her team found that hunger among North Philadelphia’s children with working parents has […]
Q+A: Are the Earthquakes in Mexico Related?
Can one earthquake beget another? In just 11 days, two severe earthquakes have struck Mexico. The first occurred off the country’s coast near the state of Chiapas Sept. 8, registering at a magnitude 8.1. The […]
Quick Take: New Graham-Cassidy Health Bill is Partisan, Not Public Health
“The Graham-Cassidy bill completely abandons Republicans’ longstanding promise to replace Obamacare. It is repeal only, and would leave tens of millions of Americans with no health insurance and no hope of getting it. All of […]