Mental Retardation

(Kathy Foy, left, and Matt Aaron, right, testifying before City Council.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Lawmakers Move To Strike ‘Mental Retardation’ Language From Phila. Laws

Advocates for those with intellectual disabilities testified that the language in Philadelphia’s laws and regulations needs to be modernized.


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Health: Local Ethicist Challenges Presidential Candidate Over HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine, which guards against cervical cancer, is safe according to federal health officials and leading scientists. A point that the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Caplan is trying to underscore with his challenge to Michele Bachmann.