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

August 16, 2019

Illness

Philly health department warns of potential Hepatitis A exposure at Kensington restaurant

Patrons of Imperial Kitchen, a Chinese takeout restaurant in Kensington, may have been exposed to Hepatitis A, the Philadelphia health department warned on Friday. They are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

August 16, 2019

Health News

Scientists discover new organ that senses sharpness and pressure

Scientists at the Karolinska Institue in Sweden have identified an organ responsible for sensing pain, like sharpness and pressure.

August 15, 2019

Women's Health

Pill Club claims CVS Caremark's reimbursement changes threaten its ability to distribute birth control

Pill Club, a birth control delivery company, is claiming that CVS Caremark plans to cut reimbursement rates for mail-order birth control pills, a move that would force the startup to stop serving members with CVS Caremark pharmacy benefits.

August 9, 2019

Health News

Regional academic health organizations win bid for Hahnemann residency program

Coalition of Regional Academic Health Organizations wins bid for Hahnemann residency program

August 9, 2019

Adult Health

Drinking too much coffee may increase the chance of migraine

Many people who experience migraines avoid caffeine, believing it may trigger a headache, researchers said. But their findings suggest moderate levels have no bearing on the condition.

August 8, 2019

Opioids

More Narcan needed in fight against opioid epidemic, CDC says

Overdose fatalities are falling. But more naloxone prescriptions are needed in the fight against the opioid epidemic, according to the CDC.

August 7, 2019

Prevention

A selfie video can measure your blood pressure

With the help of a smartphone app, people one day might be able to measure their blood pressure by taking a selfie video.

August 5, 2019

Adult Health

Here's how to know whether telemedicine is right for you

With telemedicine services are rising in popularity, a Penn Medicine doctor answers questions that will help patients determine whether it is right for them.

August 1, 2019

Health News

Primary care doctor shortage poses health care challenges

The salary of primary care physicians is a tough sell compared to other specialties – especially when doctors are carrying massive loads of student debt. That's contributing to a shortage of primary care doctors.

July 30, 2019

Healthy Eating

Vitamin A may help reduce the risk of skin cancer

Increased consumption of dietary Vitamin A is associated with a decreased risk of a common type of skin cancer, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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