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How Jefferson’s Stephen Klasko Intends to Fix Our Screwed-Up Health-Care System

It’s mid-morning on a scorching late-summer day, but comfortable in a climate-controlled subterranean corridor covered in tile the shade of a ripe avocado. Stephen K. […]

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ThinkFest Preview: How Philadelphia Is Reinventing Medicine and Healthcare

Jefferson, HUP, Hahnemann, Temple, CHOP—Philly is undeniably a medical town. And while our landscape of top doctors, researchers, institutions and hospitals helps shape the medical community […]

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Four Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Ever wonder where you’d go if you came down with a sudden case of the ills? Four hospitals in the Penn Medicine network—Hospital of the […]


4 Cases of Enterovirus EV68 Seen at CHOP

Children’s Hopsital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday it had treated four patients with the enterovirus EV68 that had sickened hundreds of children in the midwest. All […]

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Kimmel Foundation Gives $110 Million to Thomas Jefferson University

Here’s a great big gift that will benefit a Philadelphia institution for a long time to come. The Sidney Kimmel Foundation — yes, you might […]

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Expert Opinion: Why Doctors Should Prescribe Gratitude

A dear friend was recently diagnosed with a serious illness. In coping with her diagnosis and to keep friends and family updated on her treatment, she […]

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HPV and Gay Men

Dr. Oz recently talked about why Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, is important for gay men who have sex with other men.

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Home HIV Test Goes on the Market

OraSure Technologies has released its home HIV test – OraQuick – at retailers around the country.

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National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day – do you know your status?

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The Reality of LGBT Healthcare

The Human Rights Campaign outlined the state of LGBT healthcare in a new report – the Healthcare Equality Index.

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APA: Gay Parents are A-Okay

The American Psychological Association has criticized a new study that suggests gays and lesbians are less suited to parenting.

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AIDS Education Month Kicks Off

AIDS Education Month kicks off May 31 in Philadelphia with a full listing of special events.

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Trans-Health Conference Returns to Philly

This month marks the 11th anniversary of Mazzoni Center‘s Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC) from May 31 to June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. What began […]

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Safe Sex for Seniors

“STDs are on the rise among older people,” says Terri Clark, co-chair of Philadelphia’s LGBT Elder Initiative. As a prevention services coordinator with ActionAIDS, the state’s […]

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A Stroke Turned Me Gay

Chris Birch says he was a straight man – until he had a stroke. Afterwards, he says be became attracted to men. The former Rugby […]