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.

August 21, 2018

Children's Health

CDC: Most infants not breastfed for recommended length

Most infants are not being exclusively breastfed for the recommended amount of time, according to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 20, 2018

Health News

Jefferson Health CEO named No. 2 most influential person in health care behind President Trump

Dr. Stephen Klasko – the chief executive officer of Jefferson Health in Philadelphia – is listed No. 2 on Modern Healthcare's latest ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare behind President Donald Trump.

August 20, 2018

Health News

Black men more likely to accept health screenings from black doctors, study finds

Black men are 16 percentage points more likely to accept preventative treatment when recommended by a black physician than a non-black doctor.

August 17, 2018

Health News

FDA approves generic version of EpiPen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Thursday the first generic competitor to the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.

August 15, 2018

Health News

Study: Blue light from smartphones is killing your eyesight

The blue light commonly emitted from smart phones and other digital devices is hurting your eyes, according to new research.

August 14, 2018

Health News

Penn Medicine hospitals ranked among nation's best by U.S. News and World Report

A pair of Penn Medicine hospitals were ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 29th annual survey on Tuesday.

August 13, 2018


Prenatal whooping cough vaccine does not increase risk of autism, study says

A prenatal vaccine for whooping cough is not associated with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study of more than 80,000 children born over a four-year period.

August 9, 2018

Children's Health

Many U.S. school districts unprepared for infectious disease outbreaks

Many public school districts are ill-prepared to respond to natural disasters – particularly during an influenza pandemic or another infectious disease outbreak.

August 8, 2018

Health Stories

Maryland mom eats poppy seed bagel, tests positive for opioids

Elizabeth Eden, of Baltimore County, tested positive for opioids while giving birth to her daughter last April, according to NBC affiliate WBAL TV. The doctor at St. Joseph Medical Center reported her to the state's child protective services.

August 8, 2018

Healthy Eating

Penn Medicine to eliminate sugary drinks from health campuses

Penn Medicine will no longer sell soda, sports drinks and other sugary beverages at its hospital campuses, a move designed to better reflect its mission of care.

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