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.

April 10, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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