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

July 13, 2018

Volunteering

South Jersey women knitting 'knockers' for breast cancer survivors

A group of South Jersey volunteers has distributed more than 100 pairs of hand-stitched prosthetic breasts, dubbed 'Knitted Knockers,' since December.

July 12, 2018

Parenting

Parents regularly use their phones while driving their children, study shows

Nearly half of parents with young children spoke on a cellphone while driving with their kids in the car during the last three months, according a new study.

July 10, 2018

Health News

Parkinson's disease impacts way more than previously believed, study finds

An estimated 930,000 United States residents will be living with Parkinson's disease by 2020 – a projection that nearly doubles previously-believed prevalence totals.

July 9, 2018

Health News

DEP: Elevated ozone levels could pose respiratory problems on Tuesday

Elevated ozone levels could pose respiratory issues for residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

July 5, 2018

Alternative Medicine

Jefferson University launches nation's first medical marijuana certificate programs

Thomas Jefferson University is launching the first university-based, graduate-level certificates in medical marijuana education, school officials announced on Thursday.

July 5, 2018

Health News

Philly effort to ban flavored tobacco dies with state budget

Efforts to ban flavored tobacco in Philadelphia went up in smoke last month when the Pennsylvania legislature removed the city's power to pass additional tobacco regulations.

July 4, 2018

Prevention

Safety a concern with recently legalized fireworks in PA, NJ

With a range of fireworks recently legalized in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, officials are urging residents to be safe.

July 4, 2018

Men's Health

Eating nuts may improve sperm quantity and vitality

Men can increase both the quantity and viability of their sperm by including mixed nuts in their daily diet, according to a new study.

July 4, 2018

History

Here's what Americans would pay to witness Declaration of Independence signing

Americans would pay $36,386 to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence, according to a survey of 2,000 people.

July 3, 2018

Health News

Brain stimulation can reduce physical and sexual assaults – study

By stimulating the prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain that controls complex ideas and behaviors – with electrical current violent intentions can be diminished by more than 50 percent, researchers found.

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