Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: How reliable is it? A Penn prof explains

No DNA samples from Native Americans in the U.S. were available for comparison. So scientists turned to South America.

In Philly, U.S. surgeon general reiterates qualms about supervised injection sites

Echoing an interview he gave last month at a recovery event in Philadelphia, Adams said the federal government should help quell the crisis by putting more resources toward measures more widely accepted by the public, such as needle exchanges.

In Philly, U.S. surgeon general reiterates qualms about supervised injection sites

Echoing an interview he gave last month at a recovery event in Philadelphia, Adams said the federal government should help quell the crisis by putting more resources toward measures more widely accepted by the public, such as needle exchanges.

Is Pa. getting shortchanged on drug costs? Legislators want to know.

A state senate hearing on Tuesday will focus on what taxpayers get from pharmacy benefit managers.

Is Pa. getting shortchanged on drug costs? Legislators want to know.

A state senate hearing on Tuesday will focus on what taxpayers get from pharmacy benefit managers.

New boardwalk on Schuylkill overlooks Water Works, Boathouse Row

The city opened a scenic $4.2 million pedestrian bridge and boardwalk along the Schuylkill River, behind the Art Museum, Water Works and Boathouse Row.

New boardwalk on Schuylkill overlooks Water Works, Boathouse Row

The city opened a scenic $4.2 million pedestrian bridge and boardwalk along the Schuylkill River, behind the Art Museum, Water Works and Boathouse Row.
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4 easy exercises to sharpen your brain

Are you mentally fit? As the body ages, cognitive functions like memory, problem-solving and hand-eye coordination can decline. Here are the top techniques to help buff up your brain.

Depression often goes undiagnosed. Researchers are turning to Facebook to change that.

Depression affects more than 16 million Americans a year, but less than half get treatment. New research suggests Facebook data might be able to shrink that gap by giving doctors another way to find those at risk.

A young doctor had a stroke. Now he’s back at work treating stroke patients.

The experience of being a stroke patient has changed the way Justin Sciancalepore talks with patients and fellow doctors.

Polio-like illness strikes two in Philly area, is rising nationally

Health officials have confirmed 38 cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year, including several in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

It's autumn, the time for foliage, pumpkin spice, apple harvests - and rodents invading your home

About 85 percent of homes have had a mouse run through in the last six months.

What’s the health risk for athletes with overhydrating?

The balance of staying well-hydrated can be challenge for athletes, but unfortunately the opposite of being overhydrated can happen as well.

Full-fat dairy might not be as unhealthy as feared. But don’t load up on cheese yet.

Is butter back? Cheese? What about your whole-milk yogurt? Emerging research suggests that the answers to these questions are no, yes and yes – with some caveats.

Disease is killing deer in S.E. Pennsylvania

After dozens of dead deer were found, the caused was traced to an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, which is transmitted through midge bites.

What 'A Star Is Born' got right about hearing loss

Bradley Cooper's musician character suffers from hearing loss and tinnitus. Here's what we really know about the condition.

Hidden drugs and danger lurk in over-the-counter supplements, study finds

Their labels say they are safe and all-natural. But are they? Many of these products contain unapproved and unregulated pharmaceutically active ingredients, according to a study published Friday.
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