There’s more raw sewage in Philly’s waterways, and you can thank climate change

Philadelphia has 164 combined sewer outfalls along its rivers and creeks. During big storms, the outfalls let loose sewage right into the waterways. And those big storms are more frequent now as the result of climate change.

Medical mystery: A girl’s red ears, a mother’s intuition

The medical student was suspicious. The veteran pediatrician knew enough to listen to his patient's mom.

Medical mystery: A girl’s red ears, a mother’s intuition

The medical student was suspicious. The veteran pediatrician knew enough to listen to his patient's mom.

Do teen drivers crash more because they’re reckless — or is it their brains?

Findings suggest that screening teen drivers’ cognitive development may be a new strategy for identifying high-risk young motorists and targeting interventions to prevent motor vehicle crashes — the highest cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.

Do teen drivers crash more because they’re reckless — or is it their brains?

Findings suggest that screening teen drivers’ cognitive development may be a new strategy for identifying high-risk young motorists and targeting interventions to prevent motor vehicle crashes — the highest cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.

Penn doctor says gun control, climate change don’t belong in med school; critics lash back

“Teaching these issues is coming at the expense of rigorous training in medical science,” Stanley Goldfarb wrote.

Penn doctor says gun control, climate change don’t belong in med school; critics lash back

“Teaching these issues is coming at the expense of rigorous training in medical science,” Stanley Goldfarb wrote.
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As e-cigarette illnesses mount, will NJ be the next to try to ban vaping?

New Jersey is joining state, federal lawmakers in calling for closer look at e-cigarettes amid rash of severe lung illnesses among teens and young adults.

Q&A: Talking to your doctor about embarrassing health problems

Patients should not feel awkward talking about any condition with their doctors. Having accurate information can help your doctor diagnose the rash and identify appropriate treatment options.

Michael Verde of Memory Bridge will speak in Philadelphia about dementia and connections

There will be presentations and screenings of his films: "Moment to Moment" and "Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness."

Hep-C infected kidneys do as well as uninfected organs after transplant, study finds

A University of Pennsylvania study found that Hepatitis C-infected kidneys function as well as uninfected organs used for transplant.

Pennsylvania attorney general sues family who owns Purdue Pharma over its role in the opioid crisis

Several other attorneys general have said they’re not satisfied with a tentative settlement in a federal lawsuit because the Sackler family hasn't committed more of their personal fortunes.

Villanova student and professor to share in $3 million prize for their research on black holes

The money is being split up 347 ways, with two shares going to a pair of Villanova researchers for their role in capturing the first photo of a black hole.

Philly cops: Please don’t call 911 to report spotted lantern fly invasions

The insect began invading Philadelphia a year ago, but it was first discovered in the United States in Berks County in 2014.

When medicine reached its limit, prayer entered her room

Despite her suffering, she laughed loudly and often. Still, it was painfully apparent that she was rapidly approaching the end of her life, and we had to have that tough conversation. How did she envision this chapter?

Trump administration returns U.S. rivers to 1986 water pollution standards

Critics say the rollback will speed the conversion of wetlands and headwaters, which provide critical habitat for wildlife and support the nation's drinking water supply.

Experts offer suicide prevention advice in the wake of Penn psychologist’s death

Signs of mental health distress can be difficult to spot. Here are some tips for how to recognize whether a friend or family member is in need, and what you can do to help.

Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Trump administration officials, alarmed by new data showing a huge jump in e-cigarette use by young people, said they are moving to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, a major development that could result in sweeping changes in the burgeoning e-cigarette market.

A heat wave killed 118 Philadelphians. The next one is a matter of time.

The killer heat wave of 1993 changed how the city treats its most vulnerable residents. As temperatures continue to rise, more action will be required.

How parents can help their kids avoid college campus outbreaks

When our teenagers go to college we want them to acquire many things: New friends with diverse backgrounds, expanded interests, more independence, and, if they have time, an education. What we don’t want them to get? Sick. In an outbreak.

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