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(A woman gets a flu shot at the Philadelphia Senior Center.  Credit:   Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots

Flu season is approaching, and the Philadelphia Health Department is offering free flu immunizations to city residents.



Study Shows Philadelphia Boys Don’t Use Condoms Enough When First Having Sex

Nationally – 80 percent of boys are using a condom the first time they have sex – but in Philadelphia – a study released earlier this year finds the percentage is closer to 60 percent.


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Philadelphia Health Director Says Halladay’s Heat Exhaustion Is Lesson For All

Dr. Caroline Johnson, director of disease control for the Philadelphia Department of Health, has been among those preaching the importance of precautions during this heat wave.


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Flu Vaccine Supply Is Plentiful For Philadelphia’s Seniors

One senior citizen remembered this time last year, when fears of swine flu sent people searching for a shot of the super-scarce H1N1 vaccine.