The truth about refugees and health care: 5 myths busted

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Recent political dialogue has brought refugees under fierce scrutiny. As an emergency medicine doctor, I get to care for refugees in both... Read more

Think drug prices are high? Just wait.

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For decades the pharmaceutical industry has used the same tattered and phony excuses to justify exorbitant drug prices that keep increasing... Read more

Why some Philly women are clamoring for contraception before Inauguration Day

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“As long as it’s before the inauguration.” “Anytime before the new Congress takes over.” “Before Obama... Read more

For adults who cough up 'tree branches,' Philly docs have answer

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If you are prone to coughing up an odd, cheese-like substance in the shape of tree branches, a team of Philadelphia physicians may have the... Read more

Was 2016 really a deadly year for celebrities? Science says maybe not

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Carrie Fisher. George Michael. Prince. Muhammad Ali. Gene Wilder. Was 2016 really a killer year for celebrities? The answer depends a lot... Read more

Hate Philly's soda tax? Consider how cutting even diet drinks may help your health

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Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened beverages -- even diet beverages -- is at last in place, and many consumers aren't happy about it. But... Read more

Q and A: What Carrie Fisher and George Michael can teach us about heart disease

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With the recent deaths of actress Carrie Fisher, 60, and singer George Michael, 53, of heart-related problems, we asked Benjamin Abella, M... Read more

In 2017, expect pharma to be even more predatory

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Will the bad publicity that pharma's price gouging has generated for itself lead to more restrained price hikes in 2017 and beyond? Not... Read more