Why older adults should eat more protein (and not overdo protein shakes)

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists.

A beginner’s guide to safely picking the right weights for strength training

To become a lean, mean, endurance-enhancing machine, your program should consist of high repetitions (12 or more) with lighter weight. Conversely, to encourage muscle mass growth, lower reps (somewhere between 6 and 12) with higher weight is ideal.

A beginner’s guide to safely picking the right weights for strength training

To become a lean, mean, endurance-enhancing machine, your program should consist of high repetitions (12 or more) with lighter weight. Conversely, to encourage muscle mass growth, lower reps (somewhere between 6 and 12) with higher weight is ideal.

HPV vaccine effective in reducing strains of the virus over 10 years

A new study confirms the why teens should receive the HPV vaccine.

HPV vaccine effective in reducing strains of the virus over 10 years

A new study confirms the why teens should receive the HPV vaccine.

Q&A: What is rhabdomyolysis?

The condition is often overlooked or dismissed in its early stages as it is commonly mistaken for general muscle soreness.

Q&A: What is rhabdomyolysis?

The condition is often overlooked or dismissed in its early stages as it is commonly mistaken for general muscle soreness.
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As Philly pushes for more medication-assisted drug treatment, thousands of treatment slots are still empty

Nearly a quarter of Philadelphia's treatment slots offering opioid-based treatment medications or opioid blockers are still empty, city officials said Thursday.

Medical mystery: For decades, she was told she was ‘just anxious.’ A midair incident uncovered the truth.

She was diagnosed with panic disorder, but nearly two years ago an incident on an airplane flight upended her life. After more than 50 years, she finally learned the cause.

Over $800K raised to get British boy cancer treatment at CHOP: ‘This is our only hope’

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Researchers call for oversight of burgeoning brain stimulation market

Researchers say there's not enough evidence that brain stimulation devices, games and apps are effective. Consumers need help.

Consumer group finds substantial increase in U.S. food recalls since 2013

The number of food recalls for meat and poultry have nearly doubled in the last five years.

Pricey prescription drugs may have cheaper, generic versions overseas

From U.S. pharmacies, patients may have no alternative to pricey brand-name medications. But in some cases, a cheaper generic exists in another country.

What’s the latest with breast pumps?

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One-quarter of antibiotics inappropriately prescribed, study finds

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Are your kids ‘roasting’ their friends at school?

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Philly orthopedics team gets as much as it gives on medical mission to Panama

Orthopedic surgery in Panama is challenging, and enormously gratifying, writes surgeon Robert Booth of 3B Orthopaedic Institute at Jefferson Health.

Waiting longer for mental health care may help college students, report finds

Researchers found that students that are made to wait until therapists have a full-time opening saw their therapist a greater number of times, waited fewer days between appointments, and had a greater reduction in symptoms.

Why a gentler, less costly approach to IVF remains unpopular

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FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

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5 reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail

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

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Look up inspection reports for all food establishments – restaurants, markets, schools, and nursing homes – in Philadelphia, Bucks and Gloucester Counties.
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