Medical Mystery: What caused young athlete’s recurring ‘absence’ seizures?

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?

Philly makes headway in Kensington opioid crisis six weeks after disaster declaration

Project Resilience — the opioid disaster declaration in Kensington — has made big progress in barely 6 weeks, with one significant disappointment.

Philly makes headway in Kensington opioid crisis six weeks after disaster declaration

Project Resilience — the opioid disaster declaration in Kensington — has made big progress in barely 6 weeks, with one significant disappointment.

Salmonella contamination in turkey is widespread and unidentified

The outbreak, which started a year ago, has sent 63 people to the hospital.

Salmonella contamination in turkey is widespread and unidentified

The outbreak, which started a year ago, has sent 63 people to the hospital.

Q&A: How can I avoid blood sugar spikes during the holiday season?

For those who have diabetes or who are sensitive to blood sugar spikes or lows, holiday parties can be a minefield.

Q&A: How can I avoid blood sugar spikes during the holiday season?

For those who have diabetes or who are sensitive to blood sugar spikes or lows, holiday parties can be a minefield.
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Floating, frozen roaches, soiled wok station close Philadelphia eateries

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15, Philadelphia health inspectors closed 24 facilities for various violations.

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.

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.

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.

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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