Government shutdown delays construction on addiction recovery housing in Kensington

Project HOME has been working for five years to build apartments for people in recovery from drug addiction, just blocks from the neighborhood’s last major homeless encampment. They'll have to wait longer.

$7.9M mussel hatchery at Bartram’s Garden will help water quality in Delaware River

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary said a new mussel hatchery to be built at Bartram's Garden “may be the first of its kind in the world."

$7.9M mussel hatchery at Bartram’s Garden will help water quality in Delaware River

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary said a new mussel hatchery to be built at Bartram's Garden “may be the first of its kind in the world."

Homeless baby boomers a fast-growing presence in U.S. cities

Experts suggest that spending more on housing and services for this fragile population could save money in the long run.

Homeless baby boomers a fast-growing presence in U.S. cities

Experts suggest that spending more on housing and services for this fragile population could save money in the long run.

A cardiologist shares 10 ways to reduce stroke risk

800,000 people in the United States will have a stroke every year, and of those patients 610,000 are first strokes.

A cardiologist shares 10 ways to reduce stroke risk

800,000 people in the United States will have a stroke every year, and of those patients 610,000 are first strokes.
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ends in favor of a walk as revenues fall

Facing declining revenues, Komen’s Philadelphia affiliate on Tuesday announced it is replacing its Race for the Cure — a 28-year Mother’s Day tradition — with the Dallas-based organization’s new event, the More than Pink Walk.

Suicide risk quadruples for people with cancer, Penn State study finds

The risk of patients taking their own lives varied by the type of cancer they had, as well as factors like their age and gender.

Lacrosse coaches say athletes’ mental health needs as much care as physical injuries

About 7,000 coaches, athletic trainers, researchers, and players from across the country converged in Philadelphia for the annual U.S. Lacrosse convention.

The irritable child: Anxiety in disguise?

Although some degree of worrying is normal, anxiety becomes a concern when it prevents an individual from getting through their day or causes significant distress for at least six months.

A heart-healthy workout routine for all ages

Exercise is the elixir to lowering, controlling and even eliminating heart-related conditions.

How and where to see the ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse

The first total lunar eclipse visible in years to the Philadelphia region will occur Sunday night, and some are ready to gather.

Many parents whose teens have thought about suicide don’t know it, CHOP/Penn study finds

Half of parents whose teenagers have had thoughts of suicide don’t know it, and over three-quarters of parents are unaware that their youngsters think a lot about death, according to a new study.

Pet opioid prescriptions have soared, Penn study finds. But who’s really using the meds?

“We found that the increased quantity of opioids prescribed by our hospital was not due to increased patient volume alone,” said study author Dana Clarke, an assistant professor at the vet school.

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

Democrats won back governor's offices and legislative chambers in numerous states last year, thanks in large part to their promises to expand health coverage and make it more affordable

Medical mystery: The last years of George H.W. Bush

The former president suffered from a condition that shares a name with a more common illness, but differs in important ways.

Health Costs
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Science
NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

Wellness
5 reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail

A barre-inspired routine to help you stay strong and slim

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