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Prison Health News is an information network project of Philadelphia FIGHT. Our newsletter, published four times a year for people in prison, strives to lift up the voices, experience and expertise of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are the only resource that responds to all types of health questions from people in prisons and jails everywhere in the United States. With the radical power of information, we work to break down prison walls and build health and social justice for all.

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  • Issue 26, Fall 2015
  • Issue 25, Summer 2015
  • Issue 24, Spring 2015
  • Issue 23, Winter 2015 also view Vitamins Part 2 References.
    Correction: In the Winter 2015 issue, an article about vitamins included a mistake in the section about how much sunlight people need in order to get enough vitamin D3. It should have read, “Each day, you need 10 minutes of direct sunlight if your skin is white, 15 to 20 minutes if your skin is brown or tan, and more than 20 minutes if your skin is black.” New data from research studies show that more sunlight than this may be needed. However, the National Institutes of Health has not changed its medical guidelines for vitamin D yet.




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  • Location: 1207 Chestnut St., 2nd floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Phone: 215-525-0460

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center

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