Frank Burgos

Frank Burgos

Frank is Managing Editor of Culture and Health for Chicagoan by birth. Philadelphian by choice. And naturally curious. He is interested in hearing your stories from Philadelphia and South Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @FrankBurgos.

October 8, 2018

Health Stories

First responders getting a special kind of addiction treatment

Recognizing the challenges posed by their unique role in society, a number of local addiction treatment centers have launched specialized programs for first responders. They are uniquely vulnerable to various addictions – including, increasingly, opioids – say experts.

May 17, 2018


Penn website helps veterinarians, owners get Rover out of the doghouse

The goal of the new website is to reduce the number of dogs left at shelters where they are frequently euthanized – because owners could not manage their aggressive or destructive behavior.

April 17, 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries

Magee Rehab fundraiser draws patients from all walks of life

For the spinal cord injury patients in the room, the stories behind their paralysis underscore the fragility of life and their resilience and determination to win back their mobility.

February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

This Philly jewelry designer is making her own wedding ring

Megan Shoemaker offers some practical ring-buying advice to other engaged couples

December 20, 2017


The measure of a killer: when DNA can't provide a positive ID

In the deep grave, the scientists from Penn Museum found remains, including a skull. Now they had to attempt to conclusively identify them as H.H. Holmes.

December 19, 2017


A death-defying dig at the grave of a serial killer

The two scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology spearheading the exhumation of the notorious 19th century con man and serial killer H.H. Holmes this spring in Delaware County, had one chief concern. That no died in the process.

November 29, 2017

Public Safety

After Vegas and Texas, interest spikes in active shooter training

As the number of shootings has risen, interest in classes on how to survive an active shooter has spiked, according to Philadelphia-area self-defense companies and security experts.

November 10, 2017


UPDATE: City Historical Commission effectively kills church deal with Royal Farms

The congregation's agreement with the convenience store operator is intended to shore up the church's financial situation as it seeks to keep up maintenance on its huge property. But the move is being challenged by residents on several fronts.

October 16, 2017

Public Health

In Philly, he wages war on a never-ending tide of rats

Philadelphia, like most major cities, especially those on the East Coast, has a rat problem that’s not going away. But is it worse here than New York City?

June 29, 2017


Boss asking you to do something shady? Preserve your integrity, experts advise

What should you do to keep your job when the boss asks for something outside the legal or ethical norm?

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