Opinion

ER doctor: I fear healthcare worker shortages as COVID-19 surges this winter | Expert Opinion

Healthcare workers are increasingly needed to homeschool or provide childcare, quarantine, or suffering from illness, or moral injury.

Philly doctor not on the ‘front line’ shares what it’s like to care for patients during pandemic | Expert Opinion

I’m humbled by the dedication of the doctors and nurses manning the ERs and ICUs who are truly at the front lines, but all of us in health care need to do our part to keep the system afloat.

Philly doctor not on the ‘front line’ shares what it’s like to care for patients during pandemic | Expert Opinion

I’m humbled by the dedication of the doctors and nurses manning the ERs and ICUs who are truly at the front lines, but all of us in health care need to do our part to keep the system afloat.

Opinion

My 88-year-old patient said COVID-19 wasn’t keeping him from a holiday party. Here’s how I responded. | Expert Opinion

Even though he had accepted his own risk, he hadn’t given the same thought to how his family would feel if he were to become sick or even die as a result of the party.
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My 88-year-old patient said COVID-19 wasn’t keeping him from a holiday party. Here’s how I responded. | Expert Opinion

Even though he had accepted his own risk, he hadn’t given the same thought to how his family would feel if he were to become sick or even die as a result of the party.

Q&A: My kids are in virtual school. Why do I need to worry about their immunizations?

A health survey revealed that only two-thirds of parents say they’ll vaccinate their children against the flu this year, raising concerns among pediatricians as flu season overlaps with coronavirus.

Q&A: My kids are in virtual school. Why do I need to worry about their immunizations?

A health survey revealed that only two-thirds of parents say they’ll vaccinate their children against the flu this year, raising concerns among pediatricians as flu season overlaps with coronavirus.
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Medical mystery: Did a brain tumor cause man’s poor eyesight?

If you are a caregiver for a patient with any illness, don’t underestimate your value as a member of the care team.

Opinion

Don’t let the politicization of COVID-19 scare you away from getting help | Expert Opinion

We need to overcome not only the virus itself, but also its sway on our behavior and emotions.

How parents can help their teens get more sleep | Expert Opinion

To encourage good sleep habits, help your teen develop a sleep routine, like unwinding before bed by reading or listening to music. Then shhhh! The bedroom should be quiet.

As COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Philly, our civic leaders have lost the stamina to keep us safe | Expert Opinion

We know more about the coronavirus now, but we've lost the discipline required to stay safe.

Rising drug costs overwhelm many seniors | Expert Opinion

Coupons are available to bring costs down for the latest medical therapies and medications, but many people do not realize these coupons are only valid if you are under age 65.

At U.S. Supreme Court, opponents of Obamacare field skeptical questions from justices

The Affordable Care Act affects nearly all of the U.S. health care system, especially the millions of people who rely on Obamacare exchange plans, and expanded Medicaid eligibility.

As a medical student, he felt powerless. Now, Philly resident has learned to help others. | Expert Opinion

I promised myself that when I became a resident, I would remember to be different. But fast forward a few years later, I could never find the “right” time to do the things I vowed to do.

Q&A: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, what it is — and is not

Many of us have heard someone say they’re “a little OCD” about cleaning or other habits. But for OCD sufferers, the thoughts are so intrusive that they can impair quality of life.

You feel fine but your doctor thinks you need a prescription l Expert Opinion

When I proposed that my patient start on a statin drug, his response was a common one: “I feel fine, and no one in my family has heart disease—why would I need another medication?"

Medical mystery: Man’s lower back pain resulted from unusual underlying cause

The man did not reveal muscular weakening nor neurological abnormalities during his exam. He also did not recall an injury that precipitated the pain.

Philly doctor shares lessons his grandmother taught him during the pandemic | Opinion

While caring for cognitively impaired COVID-19 patients, a Philly resident is reminded of his grandmother, who suffers from dementia, and wonders if he could have done more to fix their relationship.

A survivor’s plea: Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from cancer screenings

I wished I would have spoken up sooner and taken my symptoms more seriously.

A Philadelphia physician podcaster takes on equity in medicine in the COVID-19 era

Podcasts offer a uniquely influential vehicle for perspectives, voices, styles, and stories. Yet the field is dominated by men. This is particularly true for medical podcasts.

Science
Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to two scientists for gene-editing tool

Nobel Prize for physics goes to three scientists for black hole research

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