In a famous study, identical siblings were separated at birth. A new movie asks how much their adoptive families shaped their development.
Reports of the death of Affordable Care Act insurance markets are extremely premature. After years of steady price increases, insurer exits, and the Trump administration's relentless campaign to create instability, there are signs that in some states they are healthier than ever.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Want to know your inherited risk of a heart attack? Today's genetic testing can't tell much - it mostly looks for rare mutations in one or a few genes, while common threats like heart disease or diabetes are caused by lots of genes working together.
Here are safety tips to stay safe at home and school for parents and caregivers to share with children.
A study in the British Medical Journal found that those with a penicillin allergy had an almost 70 percent greater chance of acquiring a MRSA infection and a 26 percent increased risk of C. diff.
With its many older buildings and shipbuilding heritage, Philadelphia faces a legacy of asbestos dangers. Much of the scientific research linking asbestos fibers and cancer was assembled by Philadelphia researchers.
A healthy gut environment fuels the production of certain vitamins and processes that can help with your body's immune response.
Little Lucy Wiese's symptoms kept escalating until an infectious disease specialist at Georgetown figured out what was going on.
Prices for even basic medical procedures vary widely from one provider to the next, in part because of the complex - and largely proprietary - negotiations between insurers and providers.
Help your kids get ready for school by planning healthy eating, good sleep schedules, and exercise for the entire family.
As heartrending stories of young children being taken from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border became known, child welfare experts became increasingly alarmed. How would the children fare in foster care? What about their mental well-being and their emotional development?
Penn's policy won't wall off items like Diet Coke. Penn said it will continue to provide diet beverages, unsweetened beverages, 100 percent fruit juice, milk, and flavored water.
Delayed injury from radiation therapy is common, tricky to diagnose, and hard to treat. One patient beat disabling injuries with hyperbaric oxygen treatment - but it is not clear why.