Exercise: Can there be too much of a good thing?

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People who have run a marathon are special, often training several hours per day. The dedication, fitness, commitment, and inner drive required... Read more

Medical Mystery: What caused kids' summertime rashes?

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A family that our practice treats emailed me one July about the very prominent rashes that appeared on the chests and abdomens of their sons... Read more

Morcellation defense doesn't bode well for women's health

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Recently, an astonishing editorial was published by the 2015 president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL) -... Read more

Pa. taking steps to prevent Zika outbreak

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Pennsylvania health officials on Wednesday held a Facebook Town Hall to discuss what measures the Wolf administration is taking to protect... Read more

Yet another reason your prescription drugs cost so much

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The pharmaceutical industry's greed and its payoffs to prescribers and politicians are well-known. Same for this country's corrupt laws... Read more

Medical Mystery: Seeking the source of a strange feeling

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After a 61-year-old man had been complaining of left flank and abdominal discomfort for several weeks, he saw his family doctor. During the... Read more

Policing medical devices: It takes more than laws to protect patients

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One of the hallmarks of an orderly and civilized society is a citizenry willing to follow the rule of law. Even in the most lawful of nations... Read more

Penn team invents rapid, low-cost Zika test

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University of Pennsylvania engineers report they have developed a $2 field test that reliably detects Zika virus in saliva within 40 minutes... Read more