Would you like measles with that?

Measles was declared eliminated as a circulating disease in the United States in the year 2000.1 However, importation of measles into the U.S. from other countries where the virus remains endemic continues to be a threat. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that there have been 288 confirmed cases of…

Philadelphia: Bring It, Jon Stewart

On a recent episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart ripped all things Philadelphia. It is nothing new for the neurotic comedian and North New Jersey/New York guy to take a jab at the City of Brotherly Love but, this time, he went on at length during an “Extinction Watch” segment. The portion of that focused on…

Disparities from a Church-Going Experience

Caveat: This article is not an indictment of religion or religious people. Although I am not religious, there are many aspects of religion that I appreciate and the spiritual nature of my Jesuit education is deeply ingrained in me. A few weeks ago, my aunt sent me a text message telling me to come to…