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NextHealth PHL

Meet Montco Mamas, a New Initiative Fighting the Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality

The program is working to improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County-based Black pregnant women, infants, and their families.

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NextHealth PHL

A New Philly Program Is Connecting Underserved Students With Paid Life Science Internships

Project Onramp is seeking to bridge the opportunity gap for low-income and first-generation college students.

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Researchers at Jefferson Are Working to Improve Stroke Patients’ Long-Term Mobility With Brain Implants

Their recent clinical trial, which used implanted brain electrodes and a motorized brace to restore movement in a paralyzed arm, aims to pave the way for a fully implantable, wireless medical device.

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Inside Penn’s Massive New Medical Equipment Sterilizing Facility

Penn Medicine’s Interventional Support Center will clean and re-package surgical supplies for their hospitals and outpatient centers.

Be Well Philly

6 Delish Local Meal Delivery Services Making Nutritious Eating Easier

Here’s where you can turn the next time you need a break from the kitchen.

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NextUp: The Malvern Medtech Company Working to Improve Surgical Mesh Options

TELA Bio is striving to reduce the adverse effects of hernia repair with OviTex, their biological material-based surgical mesh product.

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Newborn Babies Can Receive COVID-19 Antibodies From Mothers While in Utero, According to New Penn Study

The study conducted at Pennsylvania Hospital from April to August last year suggests that mothers who have had COVID-19 can provide some protection against the virus to their infants.

Be Well Philly

How Philly Is Learning to Ditch Dieting and Evolve Our Relationship With Food

With an overarching goal to have a healthier mindset around nutrition, we’re working on eating — and living — guilt-free.

Local nutrition and dietitian pros Cristina Hoyt, Alexis Newman, and Liz McMahon share their best at-home tips.
Be Well Philly

12 Nutrition Tips from Local Pros to Help You Eat Better at Home

From flexible planning to “sitting and savoring,” these easy-to-implement tips will help you eat more mindfully and nutritiously.

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NextHealth PHL

Philly Ranked Sixth Among the Nation’s Top Markets for Life Sciences

With an established, yet continually growing market, Philadelphia is ranked among Boston, San Francisco and others on Newmark’s 2020 year-end report.

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5 Questions About Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Answered

From how it differs from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to when it could be available for use, CHOP vaccine expert Paul Offit helps us break it down.

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This Little Plastic Clip Serves as a Mini Aromatherapy Diffuser for Your Mask

ScentClip, created by Penn Medicine anesthesiologist Mark-Alan Pizzini, is here to make mask-wearing a little more pleasant.

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A Penn Behavioral Economist on Ways Philly Could Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccinations

Kevin Volpp, director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, shares five strategies the city could employ.

SmartClip Soft Tissue Marker
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This New Device Is Revolutionizing Breast Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center

The center is now using SmartClip Soft Tissue Marker, which provides 3D, GPS-like navigation to help surgeons extract tumors with more precision.

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You Can Order an At-Home COVID-19 Test on GoPuff

The saliva-based test will be delivered to your door in 30 minutes or less.