Tracey Romero

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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.

June 21, 2018

Health Stories

Drexel Medicine breast surgeon and her dog bond through canine agility training

Drexel Medicine's Dr. Amanda Woodworth has been practicing canine agility training with her dog Otis, a Pomsky, since he was less than 1-year-old. She says it is fun and a great way to bond with her pet.

June 5, 2018

Health Stories

For OB-GYN, theatrical design is a labor of love

From a tenement apartment in Manhattan’s Chinatown to a 16th-century dungeon during the Spanish Inquistion, a Bucks County doctor loves to create worlds inhabited by characters from your favorite plays.

May 22, 2018

Health Stories

Holy Redeemer doc goes viral with ‘Fixer Upper’-inspired dollhouse

Dr. Kwandaa Roberts' hobby builds a huge social media following almost overnight. Thank you, Joanna Gaines.

May 17, 2018

Mental Health

Major depression diagnoses skyrocketing in millennials, adolescents

The study, "Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health," found a 47-percent increase in such diagnoses in millennials (ages 18 to 34) and a 63-percent increase in adolescents (ages 12 to 17) from 2013 to 2016.

May 10, 2018

Health Stories

Swashbuckling surgeon shares special skill

Dr. Paschal Jabbour's demonstration dinners at the Union League are among the most-attended events at the Center City Philadelphia club.

April 10, 2018

The Doctor Is Out

Local doctor knows how to get your blood pumping

Peter R. Kowey, M.D., a cardiologist at Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, is an expert on what makes the heart tick and how to keep it healthy.

March 28, 2018

The Doctor Is Out

Nurse practitioner and triathlete pushes her body to the limit

It is funny the twists and turns life brings us. Sarah Aloise, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at the Center for the Urban Child at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children started training for her first triathlon as a way to lose weight after her second daughter was born, but it quickly developed into a passion for endurance sports.

March 15, 2018

The Doctor Is Out

Penn cancer doc rocks to his own beat as band's bassist

Robert A. Burger, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist, plays music with a positive message for women.

February 27, 2018

The Doctor Is Out

Downward doc: Temple neonatologist finds dual calling as yoga instructor

On the campus of Temple University Hospital, it's not unusual to see Roschanak Mossabeb, M.D. walking around with a yoga mat tucked under her arm.

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.

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