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Tracey Romero


Tracey Romero is a Philadelphia-based health and science journalist. Her work has appeared in Cardiology Today, Orthopedics This Week and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She loves to write about the personal side of medicine. Follow her on Twitter @trarom.

February 13, 2018

The Doctor Is Out

Radiologist finds art deep in the human body

Dr. Susan Summerton creates inspirational messages, signs, wall décor and personalized gifts out of the letters she finds in medical scans and sells them through her website.

January 30, 2018

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Einstein orthopedic surgeon goes to the mat for young athletes

Dr. Brett Schweizer, a husband and father of four, learned much about life on the mat. He's passing along his wisdom to youth wrestlers.

December 26, 2017

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Jeff doctor sees cancer treatment and hobby through same lens

Dr. James Posey III, an oncologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia, describes both his medical work and his photography hobby as making something out of nothing.

December 12, 2017

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When it comes to hobbies, South Jersey surgeon plays it koi

The doctor is an avid sports fan, so it's not surprising that Dr. J., Wilt, Barkley and Shaq are dunking in the backyard.

November 21, 2017

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Jefferson nurse recruiter takes sense of adventure to new heights

Mary Marczyk, a nurse recruiter at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, first tried the flying trapeze on vacation in the Bahamas in 2001, but it scared her. Eleven years later, she tried it again and, well, this time she was hooked.

November 7, 2017

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For local pain doc, Eagles fever and laughter better than medicine

On Halloween this year, patients at the Pennsylvania Pain & Spine Institute got a real treat.

October 26, 2017

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For Delco nurse and pageant competitor, beauty is more than just skin deep

Growing up, Radhika Patel loved watching all the big beauty pageants like Miss America or Miss Universe, but the one that always stuck out to her as something special was the Miss World competition.

October 10, 2017

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St. Christopher's nurse and her family make a splash for special needs children

Claire Alminde, a nursing manager in the Oncology Transplant Unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, has always taught her three children the importance of volunteering.

September 26, 2017

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Temple physician has a (surprising) habit

When Jocelyn Edathil, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at Temple University Hospital, gets ready to make her rounds, she feels blessed to not only wear the white lab coat that signifies she is a doctor, but also the veil and traditional white habit of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ underneath.

September 12, 2017

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For physician assistant, it's out of the clinic and onto the sidelines

When you see the cover of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader Calendar, at first glance it might seem like just a photo of a pretty woman, but there are hidden layers to both the photo and to the cheerleader in the starring role.

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