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Thoughts from our community Commissioner’s Notes

  • Stop Vaping

    E-cigs. E-hookahs. Mods. Pens. Vapes. Whatever the name, e-cigarettes are not safe. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. E-cigarette use among youth was recently declared an epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General. Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some e-cigarettes look like pens, USB sticks, or other […]Read More »
  • Prescription Take Back Day

    October 26th is National Take Back Day. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. That’s why it was great to see thousands of people across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in their prescription drugs. National Take Back Day allows you to […]Read More »
  • Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

    This Ted talk addresses a disturbing question related to the secrets of domestic violence. Watch as Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her powerful story, which she describes as a psychological trap disguised as love. View Calendar of Domestic Violence Awareness EventsRead More »
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

    This and every October, Philadelphia recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can affect anyone — regardless of your class, race, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Domestic Violence is more than just physical abuse — it is a pattern of behaviors that a partner uses against the other person with the purpose of […]Read More »
  • Compassion Fatigue When Caring for Dying Patients

    by Jennifer Forik, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC When I am asked what I do for a living, I enthusiastically and proudly say, “I’m a palliative care nurse practitioner!” Unfortunately, I usually do not receive the same upbeat response. I usually am told, “Oh wow, that’s a tough job” or, “Oh, so you care for people at […]Read More »
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