John Kopp

John Kopp

John Kopp is a News Reporter/Web Producer who joined PhillyVoice.com after spending five years reporting for the Delaware County Daily Times. He spent the prior year covering state and local politics, including a $4 million Pennsylvania state Senate race. He previously covered Chester city government, the Chester Upland School District and high-school sports. A Temple University graduate, John enjoys long-distance running, watching baseball and exploring new places.

john@phillyvoice.com

October 19, 2018

Health News

Delco stroke patients no longer will be sent to Philly for acute treatment

A biplane imaging system allows Crozer-Keystone neurologists to treat high-risk patients in need of immediate surgical intervention. They previously were sent to hospitals in Philadelphia, which delayed treatment for many critical minutes.

October 16, 2018

Addiction

Surgeon General: Alternative opioid addiction strategies more viable than safe injection sites

Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, cautioned against the use of supervised injection sites as a strategy for combating the opioid epidemic, suggesting more viable alternatives exist.

October 15, 2018

Prevention

Meghan Markle's pregnancy brings Zika virus back into spotlight

The news that Duchess Meghan is about 12 weeks pregnant broke as the couple arrived in Australia for their first overseas tour. That raised concerns whether Duchess Meghan is at risk of contracting Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that can cause serious birth defects.

October 12, 2018

Parenting

In Philly, tennis star Serena Williams opens up about parenting

Tennis star Serena Williams addressed 10,000 women Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, urging them to speak openly about their insecurities as mothers.

October 9, 2018

Men's Health

Newly-found gene variation may boost risk of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men in the United States. But scientists have identified a genetic risk factor that may lead to new treatments.

October 1, 2018

Mental Health

Temple lands $2.6 million grant to reduce dental anxiety

Temple researchers received a $2.59 million grant to combat dental anxiety, which afflicts as much as 20 percent of dental patients.

September 25, 2018

Illness

Doctors using virtual reality to benefit cancer patients

Penn Medicine added a virtual reality machine to help reduce the stress and anxiety that so often accompany radiation treatments.

September 25, 2018

Illness

Prostate removal helps cancer patients live longer than more common treatments

Prostate removal remains an unpopular treatment for cancer patients, but new researchs indicates the procedure may help men live longer than more common treatments.

September 21, 2018

Illness

Eleven cases of West Nile Virus reported in Philly

Eleven people in Philadelphia have contracted West Nile Virus this year, the city health department announced Friday afternoon.

September 20, 2018

Senior Health

Penn Medicine doctor's 5K raises thousands each year to benefit Alzheimer's research

Dr. Patrick Brennan launched the 5K for The Institute on Aging after his father died from complictions of Alzheimer's disease.

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