Health

 By Rachel Horning

Hunting Park: HIV May No Longer Carry a Stigma

Hunting Park: HIV May No Longer Carry a Stigma

Being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. Just ask Jennifer Poole. Poole lives in Hunting Park and sees her HIV status as no big deal. “Some people let their disease carry them away to the point where it makes them sick. Most people I know who have any type of illness just keep […]

 By Ben T. Levy

New Law for ‘Healthy’ Eating

New Law for ‘Healthy’ Eating

Patrons of fast food restaurants and other major chain eateries embarked on a slightly more self-aware dining experience today, as Philadelphia’s new menu-labeling law went into effect. The regulation requires all establishments with 15 or more locations in the city to clearly show the calorie count of every menu item. The regulation is clearly designed […]

 By Megan Linkfield

Kensington: Traveling Miles to Improve Kids Smiles

Kensington: Traveling Miles to Improve Kids Smiles

By peering closely into Isaiah Dockery’s mouth, one can clearly spot the small and circular milky, white dots that stain his top row of teeth. At just three years old the child has unknowingly compromised his enamel growth by swallowing too much fluoride and using toothpaste meant for adults. “I didn’t know he couldn’t just use […]

 By LaToya Allen

Kensington: A Different Approach to Health Care

Kensington: A Different Approach to Health Care

When most people think of receiving adequate health care, they tend to only think of maintaining their physical health. Esperanza Health Center takes it one step further and focuses on more than just the physical aspect of health care by taking into consideration the emotional and spiritual well-being of its patients. Esperanza Health Center is […]

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