Bailey King

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Bailey King is a Health curator who joined after a two-year stint covering health, fitness and wellness on the Be Well Philly blog at Philadelphia Magazine. Bailey grew up in Central Pennsylvania, but couldn’t bare to leave Philly after graduating from Temple University in 2017. When she’s not writing about health, Bailey loves working out, creating DIY household and skincare products, and exploring this marvelous city. Spending time in nature, experimenting with vegan recipes and hanging out with her cat, Bleeper, are a few favorite pastimes.

July 22, 2019


These common foods may help prevent mosquito bites from the inside out

While you can put up your best defense against the disease-carrying bugs using sprays, candles and even plants, there’s no repellent that is 100 percent effective. Though the science is still uncertain, one thing you might want to add to your mosquito-fighting regimen is foods that could provide some added protection from bites just by eating them.

July 20, 2019

Alternative Medicine

With $12 million grant, Penn cancer center to explore new treatments

The new research center will be used to explore the “complementary potential of radiotherapy and immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer.”

July 19, 2019

Healthy Eating

Nestle creates game-changing chocolate – and holds the added sugar

Nestle, one the the biggest chocolate producers in the world has found a way to produce chocolate without adding any sugar to the recipe by calling upon the beans and pulp from cocoa plants as a natural sweetener.

July 19, 2019


This 2-in-1 exercise can be done pretty much anywhere

One move to call upon this summer that works two body parts in one move — hello, efficiency! — is a plank with a resistance band front row. Arguably, the best part of this workout is that it can be done anywhere — like the beach, pool or other vacation spots — and only requires a carry-on-friendly resistance band (which weighs just ounces).

July 19, 2019

Adult Health

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet may boost fertility for those struggling to conceive

In addition to being widely popular in the mainstream of healthy eaters, the ketogenic diet has also been known to improve some health conditions, too.

July 18, 2019

Health News

Dozens of hummus varieties involved in nationwide recall over listeria concerns

A number of hummus products distributed nationwide by Houstin’s Pita Pal Foods have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination.

July 18, 2019


Why swimming in your contact lenses is a very, very bad idea

A case report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine chronicles the story of a 41-year-old woman in England who nearly lost her vision entirely in one eye after getting an infection from swimming and showering with her contact lenses in.

July 18, 2019


CVS testing device that will bring hemodialysis into patients' homes

CVS, a top competitor in the growing health tech realm, announced Wednesday that the company has set sail on a clinical trail evaluating the safety and efficacy of their HemoCare Hemodialysis System, which allows hemodialysis to be administered to patients in their homes.

July 17, 2019

Health Stories

What it's like to survive a flesh-eating bacterial infection

A collection of three people's stories of combatting and living through necrotizing fasciitis.

July 17, 2019


Report: Knee infections at New Jersey facility blamed on safety lapses

The outbreak was likely caused by a number of injection safety and infection prevention practice violations, according to the investigation published Wednesday in the Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology journal.

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