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bipolar diagnosis
City Life

I Built My Identity Around Being Bipolar. Then My Doctor Said I’m Not Bipolar

My psychiatrist first floated the idea that I don’t have bipolar disorder months ago, when we were spending another session dissecting my history of disasters. […]

philadelphia volunteer
Be Well Philly

Health Organizations Around Philadelphia Where You Can Volunteer

Want to give back to the community? Help others on their way to a healthy life? Here’s a few places and ways around Philadelphia where you […]

leukemia survivor
Be Well Philly

For His 30th Birthday, This Leukemia Survivor Went on a Road Trip to Share His Story in 30 Cities

Who I am: Vincent Goodwin What I do: I’m an advocate and moderator for Health Union and a mentor for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. *** […]

sounds sleep
Be Well Philly

This Pennsylvania Couple May Have Found the Sounds That Will Put You to Sleep

It was 3 a.m. — or sometime thereabouts, in the waning hours of the night — and Wei-Shin Lai couldn’t sleep. Again. A Penn State […]

Be Well Philly

Where Are All the Stock Photos of Diverse Bodies?

Jenny Weinar is a Philly-based body positive psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher who’s passionate about helping clients struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, over-exercising and […]

viviane aires
Be Well Philly

How Philly’s Best Esthetician Gets Her Skin So Glowy

Best esthetician Viviane Aires shares her pro tips for getting glowy skin. Want to check out her work in person? Get a facial with Aires […]

Be Well Philly

Dreading Your Workout? Try “Joyful Movement” Instead

Jenny Weinar is a Philly-based body positive psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher who’s passionate about helping clients struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, over-exercising and […]

City Life

Outdoor Smoking Bans Are Spreading — and Useless

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Smoking kills you. It’s the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and every year half […]

NextHealth PHL

How Data Analytics Has Curbed the Prescription of Opioids in Philly

Though the opioid epidemic is not nearly as bad as it was in 2017 when the misuse of prescription painkillers resulted in more than 5,000 […]

doctor's appointments larger body
Be Well Philly

How to Navigate the Anxiety of Doctor’s Appointments When You’re in a Larger Body

Jenny Weinar is a Philly-based body positive psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher who’s passionate about helping clients struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, over-exercising, and weight […]

Be Well Philly

Heard of Health At Every Size? Here’s What the Body-Positive Concept Really Means

Jenny Weinar is a Philly-based body positive psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher who’s passionate about helping clients struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, over-exercising and […]

end-of-life care
City Life

Who Am I to Decide How Long My Ninetysomething Mother Lives?

Sitting in my car one night a few months ago as I waited for a to-go dinner to be cooked at McMenamin’s in Mount Airy, […]

meet the new editor
Be Well Philly

This Health and Wellness Editor Was an Uncoordinated Mess Before She Took the Philly Mag Job

I do not remember learning how to eat. Nutrition was like language — it came naturally. Or rather, it was one of those things I […]

book recommendations
Be Well Philly

Need Book Recs? Here’s What 11 Philly Health and Fitness Pros Are Currently Reading

While there are so many forms of mental self-care, sitting down with a book is one of the most powerful ways to keep your mind […]

Sleep less
Be Well Philly

Do You Need to Sleep Less to Be Successful?

With how much Stephen Klasko has going on, it’s not surprising that the Jefferson Health CEO is well-known for sleeping just four to five hours […]