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Drug overdoses were the third leading cause of death in Philadelphia in 2017, behind heart disease and cancer. Most drug overdoses in the city were opioid-related - such deaths rose by 46 percent over the previous year, to 59 per 100,000 people.

Desciende la esperanza de vida en Filadelfia por la crisis de opioides y la violencia

 01/16/2019 - 10:30
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La sobredosis de drogas fue la tercera causa de muerte en Filadelfia en 2017,  tan solo superada por las enfermedades cardíacas y el cáncer. La mayoría de estas sobredosis estaban relacionadas con el consumo de opioides y las muertes por esta causa aumentaron un 46 por ciento, en comparación con el año anterior, cobrándose la vida de 59 personas de cada 100.000.


The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Robert J. Samuelson