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The Stethoscope: Timeless Tool Or Outdated Relic?

Friday, February 26, 2016

Why is a 200-year-old icon of the medical field still in wide use in the digital age? Some say modern tools are more informative and worth the extra cost, but the stethoscope has staunch defenders.


Biking Behind Bars: Female Inmates Battle Weight Gain

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The gym at Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia is through the metal detector, two heavy doors and down the hall.

There's a basketball court like one you'd see at any high school, except there's a corrections officer on guard near the 3-point line.

Sixteen stationary bikes are set up in ...


Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.


Despite the Stress, Suicides Don't Spike Over The Holidays

Saturday, December 28, 2013

In the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, a despondent George Bailey considers suicide on Christmas Eve, thinking that he will be worth more dead than alive to his family because of his life insurance. Suicide is widely thought to be an increased risk around the holidays. But there's plenty ...


In Philly, Lo Mein Is Going Low Sodium

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Philadelphia is training owners of Chinese takeout restaurants to cut some of the salt in their menu items.

The city is working with about 200 takeout restaurants, providing free cooking lessons and tips on adding flavor without salt. None of the restaurant owners were paid to participate in the program, ...


In South Jersey, New Options For Primary Care Are Slow To Take Hold

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Camden, N.J., has serious health problems, with too many people going to local emergency rooms unnecessarily. But progress is being made, albeit slowly.

John Pike, 53, is a Camden resident who used to be a frequent flier at the ER.

Pike has a smoker's cough, and when that cough or ...