Medical Mystery: What caused man’s shortness of breath after a day with his kids?

Doctors asked questions about his activity, and he told us he recently enjoyed a day off and spent a lot of time with his children. This information revealed the answer.

Medical Mystery: What caused man’s shortness of breath after a day with his kids?

Doctors asked questions about his activity, and he told us he recently enjoyed a day off and spent a lot of time with his children. This information revealed the answer.

Philly to stop incinerating recyclables by the end of the month

Philadelphia will stop the practice of incinerating half its recyclables by the end of the month, an official said.

Philly to stop incinerating recyclables by the end of the month

Philadelphia will stop the practice of incinerating half its recyclables by the end of the month, an official said.

Earth Day at 49: Our calendar of events for the week includes City Nature Challenge

Earth Day is fully in middle age and environmental groups fear it's starting to sag a bit from government rule rollbacks and apathy. But there is still plenty you can do.

Earth Day at 49: Our calendar of events for the week includes City Nature Challenge

Earth Day is fully in middle age and environmental groups fear it's starting to sag a bit from government rule rollbacks and apathy. But there is still plenty you can do.
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Philly has the mumps, but not measles, despite a national surge. Thank vaccines — and luck

While mild cases of measles can resemble the flu, the disease can have serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis — swelling in the brain.

Millions of family caregivers wish they’d gotten more training, AARP report says

Caregivers need more training and support, especially for complex medical tasks.

Q&A: Lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of stroke

If a stroke can strike anyone, how important are lifestyle changes to reduce the risk factors?

Irritable bowel syndrome is more than just a stomach ache. It may lead to eating disorders in teens.

IBS is common in teens: 14 percent of high school students and 8 percent of middle school students were diagnosed with IBS in a study of 507 teenagers.

Can’t lose weight? You may have obesity genes to blame

Diet and exercise starting in childhood can help overcome health risks, researchers said.

My measles shot was years ago. Am I still protected?

What you need to know about whether you and your family are protected against measles.

After Notre Dame fire, Philadelphia’s historic Christ Church demonstrates its ‘water curtain’

Many local historic buildings, like Paris' famed cathedral, lack adequate fire protection. Upgrades are a challenge.

Before a supervised injection site opens in Philly, Mayor Kenney says city must address public safety

Mayor Kenney said Wednesday afternoon that he told advocates looking to open a site that neighbors’ public safety concerns “must be addressed” before a site opens.

A DNA test told ‘Inheritance’ author Dani Shapiro her father was a stranger. Then she rediscovered him.

Shocking as the news was, the author says it made sense in retrospect. "I always had as a child [the sense] that something was amiss."

A Delaware official wants a new time zone. Will Pennsylvania and New Jersey do the same?

Time, it seems, is not on Delaware's side. One of the state's most powerful politicians wants to the Delaware into a different time zone, essentially creating a permanent daylight saving time. But, will Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland sync their watches too?

Has your doctor ever fat-shamed you? This Philly cardiologist wants his colleagues to knock it off.

People with chronic medical problems such as fibromyalgia, depression or substance abuse may experience it. But most commonly, it is related to being overweight — so called “fat shaming.”

Pregnant women less likely to get depression treatment, may turn to substance use, study finds

Medical guidelines recommend doctors screen all pregnant women for depression and refer them to counseling, but 51 percent of women say they're getting no treatment at all.

3 ways to refresh your exhausted fitness routine

Your body needs fresh fitness ideas to ward off common health hurdles like weight loss plateaus, overuse injuries and boredom.

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3 ways to refresh your exhausted fitness routine

Thinking of trying a health app? Here’s what you need to know.

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