At the present time, one of the most violent threats to women in America is from a practice known as female genital mutilation. The number of young women in the United States at risk of being victimized by female genital mutilation has sharply increased. This is especially true in the Philadelphia area.
Events and news items for the week of June 17.
Local park announces nature walk
The Ebola virus has saturated our news cycle in the last month. Some of the information has been confusing and inconsistent. The Ebola epidemic of 2014 is the largest in this virus’ history, affecting many countries in West Africa. The countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have had the largest numbers of infections. The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) death toll is as high as 15,000, with a death rate of 70 percent.
The historic Ebola outbreak has pushed a Northeast church to temporarily change its educational mission in Liberia to concentrate on battling the illness.
Two members of a Somerton church that’s been building a school in Liberia were in the West African country earlier this year, but they were there and back home before the largest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus began this spring.
Thousands flocked to the Piazza at Schmidt's on Saturday despite below-freezing temperatures for Radio 104.5's annual free concert.
medical column 1-1-13
Contagion is a scary movie.