The analysis by Kaiser Family Foundation is the first to compare the size of physician networks. A fifth of plans include less than 5 cardiothoracic surgeons.
A hospice patient and volunteer wrote a play about hospice. A Philly improv group performed it at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.
An expert discusses what to do about bullying among elders.
Seniors "band together" to test an exercise program designed by Penn State to improve strength and balance. Oh, and it might also help them make friends.
Why do some people feel better when they don't get enough sleep?
The study looked at older men, but its author thinks some younger men may still be at risk.
They're part of a national effort to reduce kidney stones, which are becoming more common in adults and children.
Health systems are grappling with how to be fair to physicians, many of whom are perfectly able to keep working for many years past the traditional retirement age.
A big hospital can spend more than $1 million a year on sutures. A study by the ECRI Institute found there can be big differences in their quality.
It's not their fault. It might be yours.
"I don't see it as a burden," a Philly man says of caring for his aged parent. "This is how I was raised."
Knowing how dementia damages the brain can help caregivers cope, Alzheimer's Association speakers say.
The center provides health and social services for the LGBTQ community.
The device stimulates a key nerve with electricity.
Stacey Burling is a medical writer.