Melanoma rates are falling among young people, study finds

Sunburn used to be an inescapable part of childhood. Sunbathing outdoors and in tanning parlors used to be common. All that appears to be changing.

Drexel doctor: Gender disparities in pediatrics hurt patients and physicians

Nancy D. Spector, a pediatrics professor who heads the university's executive leadership program, teamed with colleagues around the nation on debunking the myths used to hold women back.

Drexel doctor: Gender disparities in pediatrics hurt patients and physicians

Nancy D. Spector, a pediatrics professor who heads the university's executive leadership program, teamed with colleagues around the nation on debunking the myths used to hold women back.

A Philly woman’s broken back and $36,000 bill shows how some health insurance brokers trick consumers into skimpy plans

The website looked like the Obamacare marketplace, the phone salesman was friendly and helpful. But the plan she bought covered almost nothing. What gives?

A Philly woman’s broken back and $36,000 bill shows how some health insurance brokers trick consumers into skimpy plans

The website looked like the Obamacare marketplace, the phone salesman was friendly and helpful. But the plan she bought covered almost nothing. What gives?

Google cuts back on misleading ACA marketplace ads

Google has removed some ads for websites that claim to be the ACA marketplace healthcare.gov. But plenty of misleading ads remain.

Google cuts back on misleading ACA marketplace ads

Google has removed some ads for websites that claim to be the ACA marketplace healthcare.gov. But plenty of misleading ads remain.
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About 13% of Americans know someone who, in the past five years, died because they were not able to afford needed care or medication, according to a new poll by Gallup and West Health.

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The best Pinelands photography of 2019

The winners of the nonprofit Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s competition for best pinelands photography were announced last weekend. Here are the winners and honorable mentions.

On Medicare for All and other health plans, candidates should put up or shut up l Opinion

Health care is too important for generalities. Whether you like Elizabeth Warren's plan or not, she deserves credit for being specific.

A short (and sweet) workout to control blood sugar this holiday season

Over time, overeating and inactivity will cause weight gain, which raises the risk for developing an increasingly common, yet largely preventable disease — type 2 diabetes.

How his own cardiac crisis made this Philly psychiatrist a better doctor

Medicine looks entirely different from the patient's perspective.

Pa. is treating more opioid overdoses as homicides. Defense lawyers are learning to fight back.

Harm-reduction advocates say such harsh punishments hearken back to failed War on Drugs-era policies that criminalize drug use instead of treating it.

Houseplants do not improve indoor air after all, Drexel study finds

How the myth of air-purifying houseplants grew bigger than a fiddle-leaf fig.

Rapper T.I. and his daughter’s gynecologist visit hold a teachable moment for parents

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US officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses

US health officials identify 'strong culprit' in outbreak of vaping illnesses

How long does it really take to see fitness results after starting a new program?

The fitness industry is flooded with promises to lose weight and get in shape in mere days or weeks, but are fast results really possible?

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