John Kopp

John Kopp

John Kopp is a News Reporter/Web Producer who joined 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.

April 19, 2019

Senior Health

Brain stimulation may reverse seniors' memory loss, study finds

Brain stimulation may help older adults feel young again – at least when it comes to remembering where they put the television remote.

April 18, 2019


When is the best time to exercise? Researchers identify ideal hours

Some people like to get up early and hit the gym before heading off to work. Others prefer to sleep longer in the morning and go for a run in the early evening. 

April 17, 2019

Alternative Medicine

Does CBD work? Science isn't sure, but Philly-area residents say it's helping them

Research indicates CBD may have therapeutic value. But right now, the success stories outnumber clinical trials.

April 16, 2019

Adult Health

Hoping to sleep better? Researchers debunk common myths

People try all kinds of things to improve their sleep. But many are based on false information. Researchers identified – and debunked – the most common sleep myths.

April 16, 2019

Health News

Penn Medicine treats two cancer patients with gene-editing tool CRISPR

The patients were treated as part of a recently launched U.S. CRISPR study at the Abramson Cancer Center, a Penn Medicine spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

April 16, 2019

Alternative Medicine

Amid shifting attitudes on medical marijuana, baby boomers are big buyers

Senior citizens are among the biggest factors driving the expansion of medical marijuana, which is now legal in 33 states.

April 15, 2019

Alternative Medicine

Medical marijuana and CBD are taking off: can it help you?

One is legal in 33 states – if you qualify – and the other can be purchased off the shelf just about anywhere. And that is just the start.

April 10, 2019

Women's Health

Penn Medicine shortens hospital stays for mothers and their newborn babies

Healing at Home works to discharge new mothers from the hospital faster and improve at-home care.

April 4, 2019

Health News

Hahnemann Hospital lays off 175 employees, including nurses

The layoffs included 65 nurses, 22 service and technical workers and 88 non-union employees, according to hospital officials. With monthly losses between $3 to $5 million, Hahnemann officials said a workforce reduction was necessary.

April 4, 2019


IBX Foundation expands campaign to reduce stigma of opioid addiction

The IBX Foundation is expanding its "Someone You Know" campaign, aimed at reducing the stigma of opioid addiction, to include a podcast and a support group.

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