College affirmative action bans linked to higher rates of smoking among minority youth

“Educational policies can have these unintended health consequences,” one of the researchers said. "We can't discuss social policy in a vacuum."

College affirmative action bans linked to higher rates of smoking among minority youth

“Educational policies can have these unintended health consequences,” one of the researchers said. "We can't discuss social policy in a vacuum."

Cardiologist debunks 10 myths about heart health

Many of the myths stem from recommendations that once were thought to be true, but new evidence suggests otherwise.

Cardiologist debunks 10 myths about heart health

Many of the myths stem from recommendations that once were thought to be true, but new evidence suggests otherwise.

4 simple steps to protect your back when lifting or moving heavy objects

Retrain your brain to safely lift or move heavy objects with these simple steps.

4 simple steps to protect your back when lifting or moving heavy objects

Retrain your brain to safely lift or move heavy objects with these simple steps.
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New York’s newly strengthened vaccine mandate protects all of us | Opinion

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Hot-car deaths are rising, and with a recent Ocean County case, Philly-area residents should be up to date on the danger of heatstroke.

Dead rats, ball of hair and roach on a cooked sausage close Philadelphia eateries

Philadelphia health inspectors closed at least 22 facilities for various violations from June 1 to June 15.

Flesh-eating bacteria cases increase and Cooper researchers believe climate change is behind it

Climate change may have brought flesh-eating infection to previously unaffected New Jersey bayshore.

Comcast will now let people with disabilities control their TVs with their eyes

The new system is meant to help people with serious disabilitie that impede hand control and voice, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Novartis’ new $2.1M drug has roots in Philly. Here’s how the city has had an impact on the treatment of rare diseases.

The latest million-dollar drug and the emerging gene therapy field it's part of have a Philadelphia origin story.

Welcome to the restless era of commercialized sleep

Weighted blankets, tracking apps, and tiny humidifiers are crowding bedrooms across America.

With techniques used to save the heart, surgeons are rescuing limbs from the ravages of diabetes

Good medical care, including surgery, can help diabetics with serious vascular problems keep their feet and legs.

Medical mystery: Was it really malaria that plagued our fifth president?

Despite his many ailments, James Monroe achieved an astonishing amount for the new United States.

Alzheimer’s Association awards $790K in grants to University of Pennsylvania researchers

The grants will fund research on cognitive testing, genetics and a form of cognitive dysfunction called SNAP.

Souls Shot: Portraits of Philadelphia gunshot victims celebrate young lives lost

The traveling exhibit opened at Einstein Medical Center this week, and will be open and free to the public through June 26.

How to cope with the loss of a parent this Father’s Day

On the first Father's Day after my dad passed, instead of preparing myself for the emotional toll that holiday could have on me, I ignored it and focused on everyone else. Bad idea.

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