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

December 14, 2018

Health News

Johnson & Johnson failed to disclose asbestos in its Baby Powder, report says

Documents revealed a litany of Johnson & Johnson officials knew its Baby Powder sometimes contained asbestos for decades. But they failed to disclose it to regulators or the public.

December 13, 2018

Adult Health

Citing convenience, millennials opting for urgent care over primary care

In a world where so many services are just a click away, fewer people are willing to wait several hours – if not days – to see a primary care provider. That's particularly true of millennials, who are highly likely to avoid primary care providers altogether.

December 12, 2018

Health Stories

Temple students deliver customized fittings to children with cerebral palsy

A group of Temple University students delivered a series of customized fittings designed to help children with mobility-related disorders better participate in social activities and complete routine tasks.

December 11, 2018

Adult Health

Cosmetic surgery varies by region – but does Philly have a 'look'?

Los Angeles and New York have developed distinct – and quite different – aesthetic looks. But how do regional cosmetic standards impact Philadelphia? Plastic surgeons weigh in.

December 10, 2018

Prevention

Compassionomics 101: How kindness can make a big difference in health care

The American health care industry has a compassion crisis. And it comes despite research suggesting that compassion can improve patient outcomes, decrease health care costs and reduce physician burnout.

December 6, 2018

Health Stories

IBX helps Magee Rehabilitation Hospital add much-needed bionic suits

Independence Blue Cross donated $140,000 to help Magee Rehabilitation Hospital purchase another bionic suit for patients with stroke and spinal cord injuries. The company also pledged to provide two more suits soon.

December 6, 2018

Women's Health

WATCH: Penn surgeons perform first robotic bilateral breast reconstruction

The laparoscopic technique reduces the use of narcotics, even while under anesthesia, and the surgical robot avoids larger cuts to the muscle.

December 5, 2018

Health News

Prefab hospital rooms infused with smart technology look to reduce falls, infections

EIR Healthcare unveiled a prototype of its first modular hospital room, which the company is billing as the "hospital of the future." The room is designed to prevent falls, reduce infections and enhance patient care.

December 4, 2018

Prevention

NRA instructor gives Einstein doctors gun safety lesson amid #ThisIsOurLane debate

A National Rifle Association-certified gun instructor led the Einstein Medical Center pediatrics department through a firearms safety course on Tuesday, stressing that adherence helps prevent gun fatalities.

December 4, 2018

Health Stories

Telemedicine offers new health care possibilities – but payment challenges abound

Many Philly health care professionals expect telemedicine practices to grow exponentially — but only if a few legislative hurdles are cleared.

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