Police killings of unarmed black Americans evoke such profound anxiety and depression among the wider black population that the mental health toll is nearly comparable to the stress caused by a chronic...
The Philadelphia City Council recently introduced legislation that seeks to ban flavors that appeal to children in cigar products. Here's why health care professionals support this move.
Wurst, habitat program manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, knew entangled birds are not unusual for this time of year: balloons being released for graduations and other outdoor celebrations. The balloons drift over land before popping and landing in the ocean or marshes.
Father Mike, an institution at a Kensington soup kitchen, has seen the neighborhood fluctuate over the 31 years he's lived there - most recently watching the community change as a result of the opioid crisis.
Their welfare is being overseen by a small division of the Department of Health and Human Services that has little experience or expertise in handling young children.
About 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, and depend on insulin injections to live. Many of the 29 million U.S. patients with type 2 diabetes, whose bodies still produce some insulin, also rely on the medication - which is just the start of their expenses.
The opioid epidemic, though less visible in places like South and West Philadelphia, is affecting the entire city at unprecedented rates.
NEW YORK (AP) - A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday.
Two research studies stand out this month because they highlight important side effects of taking prescription drugs. Studies such as these remind us that many drugs may have unintended consequences, and in some cases, the risks may outweigh the benefits.
On average, people with diabetes spend about $16,750 a year on health care, more than half of which goes to the costs of managing the condition and its many side effects.
To provide you with the timely, credible, in-depth resources you need to eat healthy, get fit, raise a family and be a smart health consumer, we have compiled a panel of experts from around the region.
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.
A groundbreaking trial evaluating the Mediterranean diet, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013, was recently retracted. A cardiologist explains what happened.