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You Might Want to Get Your Home Tested for This Radioactive Gas: Pennsylvania’s a hot spot for radon, which can cause lung cancer at high levels. That’s why air monitoring company Airthings has teamed up with local partners to raise awareness.

This Philly-Area Expert’s Creative New Book Gets Real About Postpartum Depression: Through relatable comics and interactive activities, Karen Kleiman’s Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts tries to help more depressed moms feel less alone.

Welcome to Philly’s Queer-Friendly Barbell Club: KG Strong trainer Anna Claire Loper wanted to create a space where anyone could feel safe and strong.

How to Survive Philly’s Rough Allergy Season: Allergy specialist Elina Toskala gives us her tips for navigating the trees, grass, and weeds that make us sneeze.


Inside The Fight to Beat Childhood Cancer: How Colorado physicians are outsmarting cancer, one kid at a time.

The 9 Things You Should Know About Colorado’s Work-Life Balance: Here’s a hint: Denverites may not be quite as healthy as we like to think.

Portrait of Health: A Detailed Look at Denver Youth: Mental Health. Sexual assault. Lack of sleep. To uncover the biggest health issues facing Denver’s youth, city officials let a group of local teenagers take the lead.

The True Story of a Reluctant Forest Bather: Forest bathing sounds like a fad, but this twist on hiking provided just the mental reset one writer needed.

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder: We talked to a local therapist to find out.

Emily Schromm’s Next Challenge: Opening a Gym in RiNo: The former reality TV star has made a huge impact in the wellness space, with projects ranging from her own line of teas to a portable weightlifting pack. Her newest passion project? Opening a 24-hour gym in RiNo.

Closing The Gap: How Coloradans are increasing access to health care for the state’s most vulnerable populations.


Birdette’s Black and White World: Where I write about Birdette Hughey, a Christian educator in Mississippi who is trying to help the state move forward

American Journalism Review

Breathing New Life into Old Stories: Where I talk to lots of people I admire about highlighting longform archival work, during which Tony Kornheiser called me a child in a surprisingly non-derogatory way

Longform: Means More Than Just a Lot of Words: Where I take on James Bennet and talk to more people I admire

Loneliness, Life-Threatening Cold and the New Longform Epic: Where I deconstruct Brian Phillips’ epic Grantland piece on the Iditarod

The Baltimore Sun

Michele’s Granola grows from kitchen hobby into crunchy success: Where I spend a day in a granola factory

Singers David Correy, Nelson Emokpae are in harmony on reality TV Where I profile two Baltimore vocalists who are contestants on reality singing shows

Patti Smith indulges her affection for traveling, Baltimore: Where I talk with legendary rocker Patti Smith before a Baltimore show

The Diamondback

Colman McCarthy reaches 30 years of teaching peace: Where we celebrate a professor with a legendary life

A Long and Winding Road: Where I’m a fly on a wall at a meeting of a literary journal

When time is lost, so is art: Where I write about how we should experience art

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