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How Can the City Protect Residents From Extreme Heat Amid COVID? Philly Health Experts Have Ideas

As Philadelphia enters weeks of 90-degree days, the city is faced with two crises at once: heat exposure and the coronavirus.


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Inovio Embroiled in Lawsuits Around Its Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

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Philly Nonprofit Offers Free Self-Test Kits to Encourage HIV Testing at Home

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This Virtual Reality Treatment Could Be the Cure to Phantom Limb Pain

Researchers at MossRehab are studying whether the technology can help rewire patients’ brains to alleviate unexplained limb pain in amputees.

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Impulse Dynamics Secures $80 Million in Funding for Breakthrough Device

The Series D financing will enable the Mount Laurel company to bring its FDA-approved Optimizer Smart therapy to millions of U.S. patients with chronic heart failure.

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NextUp: ChromaTan Is Making Biologic Manufacturing More Cost-Effective

The local company has invented a chromatography technique that could save biotech companies millions of dollars.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cancer Screening

During Cancer Screen Week, the American Cancer Society’s Carmen Guerra talked to us about how to ensure equal access to preventative cancer screenings.

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Here’s What Health Professionals Can Learn From Instagram Influencers

A new study from researchers at Drexel University found that narrative posts on Instagram may be an effective tool in curbing misinformation about vaccines.

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NextUp: The Philly Company Improving Indoor Air Quality

Through a partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Airthinx is also bettering how we monitor and treat young children with asthma.



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The Shortage of Black Male Doctors Is Medicine’s Real Emergency

Here’s what Temple and other Philadelphia colleges and universities are doing to put more black men in white coats.

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NextUp: How Clinlogix Is Making Clinical Trials Faster and More Efficient

Using innovative tools like blockchain, this local clinical research service organization is helping companies bring new therapies to patients sooner.

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How Researchers Are Using AI to Improve Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis

A new study by Jefferson researchers used artificial intelligence on images of thyroid growths to predict the risk of cancer.

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This Non-Drug Therapy Could Replace Opioids for Pain Management

MossRehab is the first in the region to use the SPRINT endura Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System, a promising new therapy for acute and chronic pain.

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NextUp: The Company Improving Epileptic Seizure Diagnosis

Cognizance has developed a diagnostic test to accurately detect the difference between seizures and other neurological conditions.


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The American Heart Association’s Annual Conference Comes to Philly This Weekend

Penn’s Tom Cappola tells us about the latest clinical trials and medical breakthroughs to be announced during AHA’s Scientific Sessions.

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Philly Global Startup Accelerator Opens Enrollment for New Cohort

The program supports companies seeking to improve a civil service or the health of a population through technology with an eye on global expansion.

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NextUp: The Local Company Using CBD to Treat Autism

Zynerba is testing a CBD gel for the treatment of behavioral symptoms associated with Fragile X Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of autism.

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Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of CRISPR-Cas9

Penn’s Kiran Musunuru talks to us about the technology that has been both praised and criticized for its ability to alter human DNA and potentially cure disease.

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