Medical Mystery: When multiple physicians couldn’t help, he turned to the internet and a nurse practitioner

A specialized blood test requested by Larry Weller — not the half-dozen doctors he had seen — would reveal the reason for his inability to chew and swallow.

President Trump is now obese. He has a lot of company.

At the president's last physical, he weighed 243 pounds, giving him a body mass index of 30.4.

President Trump is now obese. He has a lot of company.

At the president's last physical, he weighed 243 pounds, giving him a body mass index of 30.4.

Pelvic inflammatory disease is commonly missed among teen girls

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread upwards from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.

Pelvic inflammatory disease is commonly missed among teen girls

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread upwards from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.

Kitty litter bucket used for handwashing, mouse droppings close Philadelphia eateries

There were mouse droppings left near some Mike and Ike candies; gnawed packets of blue cheese dressing and pork chops, more droppings were left next to a meat grinder and bandsaw, and near lettuce, rice and flour at various facilities

Kitty litter bucket used for handwashing, mouse droppings close Philadelphia eateries

There were mouse droppings left near some Mike and Ike candies; gnawed packets of blue cheese dressing and pork chops, more droppings were left next to a meat grinder and bandsaw, and near lettuce, rice and flour at various facilities
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The most legally trapped critter in New Jersey? A big rodent some like to fry

New Jersey surveyed trappers in the state and found one critter was sought more than any other - by far. It won't be a surprise to the most southern residents of the state to learn the critter is a big semi-aquatic rodent.

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Less food access but more weight gain: How hospitals tackle the paradox of food insecurity

It seems counterintuitive that the term “food insecurity” would have a link to obesity. However, in the United States, that is exactly the case.

The last four hours of my mother’s life

A Temple medical student recounts her mother's last moments.

Trump’s next environmental target: Lightbulbs

Specialty bulbs consumers flock to for nostalgic or decorative appeal — think: Edison bulbs— were to face new efficiency standards in January 2020. But this month, the Department of Energy proposed continuing to exempt certain types of lighting.

How bad is measles? Ask a veteran pediatrician who has seen it kill patients.

When you've seen children die of complications from measles, chickenpox and other vaccine-preventable diseases, you can't help but be horrified at excuses parents give for refusing to immunize their kids, and protect all children in the process.

Marijuana use may increase teens’ risk of depression and suicide, research review suggests

A review of 11 studies with more than 23,000 people found marijuana use before age 18 was associated with increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts or attempts during young adulthood.

The many ways you can show love this Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s easy to forget that love extends beyond intimate and physical boundaries. It is more than sex, hugs, holding hands, and the words “I love you.”

On Valentine’s Day, teach kids the importance of love that isn’t romantic

Valentine’s Day has traditionally focused on romantic love. But it also provides parents with a great opportunity to teach children to understand and appreciate all kinds of relationships.

Nick Foles is 30. Carson Wentz is 26. How long can an athlete stay in top form?

Training can hold off some of the decline, but by age 35, age has started to take its toll on reaction time, heart function, and other bodily traits.

More women using marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding, despite warnings and unknowns

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After a tree fell on her house, her depression lifted. But then came the ‘let-down effect.'

I felt called to action after our house was destroyed. But now that the outward crisis has passed and we are close to moving back in, I have felt more depressed and anxious.

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FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

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Why do my joints pop and crack?

5 reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail

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