Kelly O'Shea is the Deputy Health and Science Editor. She occasionally covers topics including orthopaedics and all things fitness.

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‘Fat-burning’ foods and other scientific-sounding nutritional trickery

Would you like to kick-start your metabolism and strengthen your immunity to diseases? Just eat fat-burning foods with immune-boosting ingredients, and drink alkaline water. Actually, that whole paragraph, and its very concept, is a lie.

11 television shows win honors for getting health topics right

11 television shows were honored by the Hollywood, Health & Society program for their accurate portrayal of storylines focusing on health and safety.

Brandywine Valley SPCA shelters 43 animals rescued from Harvey flooding

The BVSPCA will evaluate the dogs and cats and make them available for adoption next week.

2017 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon bib giveaway

To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you want to run the Rock 'n' Roll Half.

Jefferson University awarded $300K for project on empathy in dementia care

The project will pair approximately 80 people living with dementia and their caretakers with Jefferson medical students in a mentoring program.

After losing 225 pounds, Philly woman tackles Broad Street Run

When she weighed nearly 500 pounds, Linda Oakley could barely walk, much less run. On Sunday, there may be few runners who feel prouder than the 29-year-old Lawncrest native.

8-time winning workplaces

12 Delaware Valley companies have made the Top Workplaces list every year the project has run. Here's a snapshot of those standouts, as excerpted from their survey profiles.

Companies with the best non-traditional perks

These 12 companies below go way beyond standard health plans and 401Ks. Vacation trips, on-site gyms, and free food are among the many perks that these companies offer.

Inside The OR: Ankle Replacement

Last month, 61 year old Thomas Walsh underwent a total ankle replacement by Dr. Steven Raikin at Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital in Bensalem.