A Thomas Jefferson University kidney specialist helped to bring about the
changes. An increase in African American organ donors also helped
- blacks on the waiting list get their fair share.
In a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging - being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure.
A dozen restaurants and markets were closed temporarily by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between July 6 and July 18 for "unacceptable" conditions or "imminent health hazards."
The project will pair approximately 80 people living with dementia and their caretakers with Jefferson medical students in a mentoring program.
In this challenge, teens are given increasingly intense tasks to complete for 50 days through social media that leads to self-harm and culminates in suicide by jumping off of a building.
As what looms as the first potentially dangerous heat wave of the season ripens, a severe-thunderstorm watch is in effect.
The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday.
The report finds that the average American marathon time has slowed from about 4:15 to about 4:40 over the 20-year period.
The analysis shines new light on a cost issue that's gone less noticed amid the debate over health insurance premiums, and could unnerve some moderate GOP senators, Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.
Drug bags stamped "New Arrival" spelled death on arrival for a Chester County man this month. A 20-year-old has been charged with supplying the carfentanil.
HOUSTON (AP) - In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.
Two years after an adorable, indomitable 8-year-old made history with a double hand transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the ethics and tradeoffs of that operation are reexamined in light of the successes and struggles he has faced.
If the same resolution is resurrected and repeated year after year, this tells us one thing: Our intentions are persistent, but we aren’t so great at executing. Follow this guide to cultivate healthy habits that last a lifetime.
If you keep it up all month, you'll have added 29 small steps that together can mean big changes for your heart.