White House doctors diagnosed President Chester A. Arthur with Bright's Disease, now known as nephritis or inflammation of the kidneys. The key to the diagnosis was, and would still be today, the routine urinalysis.
The penicillin the child received was a white viscous solution, about as thick as common household white glue and intended to be given only in a muscle. In this case, the prefilled drug cartridge with the preattached, 1¼-inch-long needle was accidentally injected into a major artery in the small...
William Howard Taft was our heaviest president, weighing in at 320 pounds when he took office in 1909, and as much as 340 pounds when he left four years...
The corporate parent of Terminix has reached a tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a Wilmington family sickened by dangerous pesticides at a vacation condominium in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The nights are getting hotter in Philadelphia, and it has nothing to do with nightlife.
Overnight temperatures have been creeping upward for the last 25 years, more robustly than daytime highs, and health experts say that is a cause for concern.
What happens when some of Hollywood's sculpted, professionally toned bodies come to town?
Over plates of grilled chicken, quinoa, and haricots verts, they talk about the obesity epidemic.
The temperature hit 97 degrees on day one of the Democratic National Convention, and it was expected to hit 95 on Tuesday.
If one envisions a calm, soothing environment in which to breast-feed or pump breast milk, the chaos of the Wells Fargo Center this week probably is not it.
New parents: Did the hospital temporarily label your newborn with the first name of "Babyboy" or "Babygirl"?
If so, double-check the label when nurses give you a bottle of breast milk. There is a small chance that the milk came from another mother.
SEPTA's Silverliner V cars were sidelined by a problem that has dogged mechanical engineers for as long as they have worked with metal: fatigue.
Parents, we've all been there in the dark of night. Staggering half-asleep into the wailing baby's bedroom and quickly administering a bottle or breast so everyone can collapse back into bed.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have earned acclaim in recent years for using a type of genetic engineering to treat leukemia.
Scott Shapiro treats patients with clogged arteries, heart failure, and other classic cardiovascular diseases that strike millions of adults.
Yet over the next year, the cardiologist says, he will spend dozens of hours cramming to learn intricate details about other conditions that he does not treat...