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

June 17, 2019

Health News

Modern Healthcare names four Philly execs among most influential

Dr. Stephen Klasko of Jefferson Health was among four Philly health care leaders included on Modern Healthcare's annual list of the 50 most influential clinical executives.

June 17, 2019

Health Stories

CNN docuseries shines light on lead poisoning, pollution in Philly and Chester

W. Kamau Bell examined the effects of lead poisoning in Philadelphia and industrial waste pollution in Chester, Delaware County in the latest "United Shades of America" episode, dubbed "Toxic City."

June 14, 2019

Illness

Does rotavirus vaccine lower risk of children getting Type 1 diabetes?

Children who receive all recommended rotavrius vaccine doses were 33 percent less likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. But researchers stressed that their findings only reveal an association – not a causal relationship.

June 13, 2019

Health Stories

Jefferson exec's health care vision shaped by unique obstetrics career, wife's cancer battle

Jefferson Health has expanded rapidly under its charismatic leader, Stephen Klaskow. But his underlings, like Bruce Meyer, have their own transformative ideas.

June 7, 2019

Addiction

Did Louisiana woman die of marijuana overdose? Coroner thinks so

A Louisiana coroner believes he has recorded the first death caused by a marijuana overdose.

June 4, 2019

Adult Health

People are less likely to die of heart disease in states that expanded Medicaid, Penn Medicine study finds

Counties in states that expanded Medicaid averaged 4.3 fewer cardiovascular disease deaths per 100,000 residents after researchers accounted for demographic, clinical, economic and health access factors. That equated to about 2,000 fewer heart disease deaths each year, nationwide.

May 30, 2019

Health News

New Jersey 'Patient Protection Act' sparks battle between Philly and Jersey health systems

The New Jersey legislature is considering a consumer protection bill that would require hospitals and physicians to disclose more information before referring or transferring patients to an out-of-state health care provider.

May 30, 2019

Illness

Measles outbreaks threaten United States' elimination status

There have been 971 reported measles cases so far – and the year is not even halfway complete.

May 24, 2019

Healthy Eating

Low whole grain, dairy consumption may increase cancer risk

The factors were associated with an estimated 80,110 new cancer cases in 2015 among adults age 20 and older, according to the study. That represented about 5.2 percent of all new cancer cases – a burden that aligns closely with cancers associated with alcohol consumption and excessive body weight.

May 24, 2019

Children's Health

Philly physicians must now test children for lead – twice

Philadelphia physicians must now test children for lead at least twice before they turn two years old.

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