Falls can happen as we age. Here are some steps to prevent them.

As you age, everything from strength to agility to sensory processing slightly declines, and staying balanced can become more difficult. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent falls.

FDA announces restrictions on e-cigarette sales, plans to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday a series of policies to attack what it calls "the epidemic use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine addiction among kids."

FDA announces restrictions on e-cigarette sales, plans to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday a series of policies to attack what it calls "the epidemic use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine addiction among kids."

Cell phones and computer code: Awards go to Bell Labs pioneers

James E. West, co-inventor of the electret microphone, and Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of the programming language C++, receive the Scott Award on Friday in Philadelphia.

Cell phones and computer code: Awards go to Bell Labs pioneers

James E. West, co-inventor of the electret microphone, and Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of the programming language C++, receive the Scott Award on Friday in Philadelphia.

As snow falls, Philly clears another Kensington heroin encampment

The encampment clearing was one of the short-term goals of what city officials are calling the Philadelphia Resilience Project — a disaster declaration in Kensington that's designed to help city departments collaborate better and tackle the opioid crisis more efficiently.

As snow falls, Philly clears another Kensington heroin encampment

The encampment clearing was one of the short-term goals of what city officials are calling the Philadelphia Resilience Project — a disaster declaration in Kensington that's designed to help city departments collaborate better and tackle the opioid crisis more efficiently.
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In the emergency room, clinicians drew blood and found the boy's blood sugar was dangerously low at 30 mg/dL (normal levels are 70 to 120). Why was his glucose so low and how did it relate to his absence seizures?

Small number of brand-name drugs drive prescription spending to $100B, Blue Cross report finds

Branded specialty medications accounted for just 17 percent of prescriptions filled by Blue Cross Blue Shield members in 2017, but 79 percent of drug spending — a total of $79.5 billion.

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Visiting my once healthy, happy patients in the ICU after their lives were altered or ended by a stray bullet is my lane.

Where are all the black male doctors? Temple event aims to cultivate connections

On Thursday night, an "Evening with Black Men in Medicine" gives a chance for black male undergraduates to spend time with 14 black male doctors and residents at the medical school and hospital.

Screening or diagnostic mammogram? The difference could cost you

Most insurance plans cover screening mammograms in full, but that's not the case for diagnostic mammograms.

Some pharmacies thwart efforts to improve access to the opioid overdose reversal drug

Naloxone can save lives. But making the drug easier to get from a pharmacy has turned out to be not so easy.

Pa. set to start mandatory managed care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

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Juul will immediately stop selling flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores

After months of federal investigations on how it fueled the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs — maker of one of the more popular brands of e-cigarettes — announced Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored pods in retail stores and would stop social-media promotion.

Polio-like illness strikes 10 more, CDC says

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N.J. sues drug company Janssen, alleging it deceived the public about opioids

The state's attorney general alleges that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary downplayed the drugs' addictiveness and targeted the elderly.

Jefferson adds a new employee perk: Free genetic testing

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