With viruses like flu and coronavirus, pneumonia often delivers the fatal blow

There may be an important difference in the kind of pneumonia that flu and COVID-19 patients get that could make coronavirus pneumonia harder to treat.

President Trump’s budget plan could cut Medicaid and Medicare health services. Here’s how.

President Trump's budget for fiscal year 2021, which starts in October, would cut nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid.

President Trump’s budget plan could cut Medicaid and Medicare health services. Here’s how.

President Trump's budget for fiscal year 2021, which starts in October, would cut nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid.

The latest on coronavirus: A heavy toll on Chinese health workers at the front lines

Though more than 1,000 people have died from the infection, in most cases the impact appears to be fairly mild. So far the risk appears to be very low in the U.S., the CDC says.

The latest on coronavirus: A heavy toll on Chinese health workers at the front lines

Though more than 1,000 people have died from the infection, in most cases the impact appears to be fairly mild. So far the risk appears to be very low in the U.S., the CDC says.

Parents, don’t let your babies grow up to be sleep texters

Most parents would never tuck in their baby or toddler with a smartphone on their chest. Nevertheless, as children become more connected it is getting harder for them to disengage and settle down for sleep.

Parents, don’t let your babies grow up to be sleep texters

Most parents would never tuck in their baby or toddler with a smartphone on their chest. Nevertheless, as children become more connected it is getting harder for them to disengage and settle down for sleep.
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, teens get lessons on STDs and relationships at Philly’s Mütter Museum

The event, cheekily named “Condoms and Candies,” is part of the Mütter’s Teen Health Week, a statewide initiative to raise awareness of health issues like vaccines, mental health, substance use and sexual development.

Q&A: Are a teen’s severe menstrual cramps a sign of a more serious health issue?

When adolescents experience painful menstrual cycles that are not improved with conservative measures, seeking prompt evaluation with a health care provider is strongly recommended.

At 700 pounds, black bear killed in New Jersey sets world record, says national hunting group

The bear’s size didn’t surprise at least one hunting advocate who said the high weight is the result of state restrictions on hunting that allow bears to multiply and get dangerously big.

At a Penn lab, she studies ants that may offer clues into changing how humans age and behave

Shelley Berger, director of the Penn Epigenetics Institute and co-leader of the Tumor Biology Program at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, sees big possibilities arising from the study of little creatures.

Penn study suggests editing human genes to fight cancer is safe. But does it work?

Penn's study suggests that the revolutionary gene-editing technology called CRISPR can safely be used in humans.

Screening for heart disease: Which tests are worth your money?

February is heart month and with it comes public health messages aimed at getting you to take a closer look at your risk of developing heart disease. There are multiple tests you might see marketed, but they are not all especially useful.

Inside a Philadelphia lab, scientists race to design a coronavirus vaccine

Scientists at the Wistar Institute and its partners expect to test a vaccine in human subjects by early summer.

Two Widener students create a tool to help their peers find mental-health resources

“In the situation that somebody’s thinking about doing something harmful, I want them to know that somebody out there created this because they care.”

At 87, this Philly physician to spinal cord injury patients finds hope in sculpting

John Ditunno just retired from Jefferson, but is still hammering and filing marble. His earlier work was inspired by patients with spinal cord injuries.

Patients are the best teachers for the medical students in this primary-care office

“If you remember anything from this rotation,” I told my student, “remember everything Mr. P just said. It’s sage advice.”

Polling voters who won’t answer the phone, and other challenges of election math

Pollsters can call just a few hundred people to get a valid sense of how millions are thinking. Here is how it works.

Pennsylvania sues Juul, demands ban on maker’s vaping products

Pennsylvania joins a growing list of states and counties suing leading e-cigarette maker Juul.

More high school students than ever are coming out, but their despair remains acute

There is little safety in numbers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning kids, a new study says.

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