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NextHealth PHL

Why Olive Oil Should Be Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

A new year and a new decade are approaching, which means many people are undoubtedly looking for new ways to make their lives better in […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly College Student Is Running 100 Consecutive 5Ks for Alzheimer’s Disease

When you hear the word “5K,” you probably think of a massive group of runners wearing numbered bibs, putting one laced sneaker in front of […]

NextHealth PHL

Why People of Color Are More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

When longtime Philadelphia news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah stepped down from her role at NBC affiliate WCAU in 2015, she wasn’t sure she’d ever return to TV. Family […]

can't eat foods
Be Well Philly

When You Can’t Eat Certain Foods, How Do You Stay Chill About Your Diet?

September 13th was National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, which calls attention to this genetic autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1 in 133 Americans. There […]

rare disease
Be Well Philly

This Penn Professor Almost Died From a Rare Disease Four Times

David Fajgenbaum was tired all the time. At first, this seemed like a symptom of a lifestyle, not an illness. He was in his first year […]

NextHealth PHL

A New Alzheimer’s Drug Is Being Tested in the Philadelphia Region

Keystone Clinical Studies, a clinical research site in Norristown, has screened its first participants in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. Known as T2 Protect AD, the trial aims to test […]

celiac disease
Be Well Philly

What Living a Gluten-Free Life Is Really Like, From a Philly-Area Celiac Advocate

When a restaurant doesn’t have a gluten-free option these days, it’s an exception. That’s a boon for the estimated one percent of Americans living with […]

ticks
Be Well Philly

The Pennsylvanian’s Ultimate Guide to Ticks

May is generally a lovely month in the Philly region. It’s not hot or humid enough for us humans to be walking pools of sweat […]

kissing bug
City Life

How Worried Should Philly Be About the Blood-Sucking “Kissing Bug”?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “kissing bug,” aka the stuff of nightmares. News of the terrifying insect has been making the rounds in recent weeks after the CDC […]

rare disease
Be Well Philly

This Philly-Area Man Wrote a Book About His Bike Ride Across America

In high school, Kyle Bryant was an avid snowboarder, a volleyball player, the prom king, for God’s sake. Yes, he was clumsy, known for getting […]

deer tick, lyme disease
City Life

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Are the Worst States for Lyme Disease

You might want to make sure you’re checking for ticks this summer. Recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pennsylvania […]

Be Well Philly

Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas

Attention fruit-loving friends, you’ll want to curb your intake of this sweet and buttery summer fruit posthaste: TIME reports a salmonella outbreak affecting 47 people in […]

City Life

96 Ursinus College Students Now Reporting Stomach Infection Symptoms

About 96 students have reported having symptoms of a stomach infection at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., and at least 22 of those students had to be treated […]

Things to Do

Blue Bell Native Turns to Finger-Painting in Her Battle With Cancer

Sarah Frank, of Blue Bell, Pa., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March of this year. Upon first hearing the devastating news, the 23-year-old was […]

Be Well Philly

The 19-Year-Old CHOP Patient-Turned-Playwright Whose Poetry Will Make You Cry 

Elizabeth Kennedy, 19, is a poet and playwright who occasionally rocks purple hair. “I dyed it purple after I had pneumonia,” she says. “I was […]