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 4, 2019

Health Insurance

HIV-preventing drug PrEP now free for the uninsured

Medication that prevents HIV is now available for free to people who lack prescription drug insurance, thanks to a new national program launched Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

December 4, 2019

Women's Health

The brain region that regulates mood, sex drive is smaller among birth control pill users, study finds

Women who take birth control pills may have a smaller hypothalamus – the region of the brain that regulates mood, sex drive and appetite, among other bodily functions, new research suggests.

November 27, 2019

Healthy Eating

A psychologist's guide to holiday eating

Delicious – and often sugary – food is everywhere during the holidays. Here's how to avoid overeating.

November 26, 2019

Alternative Medicine

Using CBD carries 'real risk' to your health, FDA warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stressed on Monday that CBD use carries 'real risks' – some of them potentially unknown.

November 26, 2019

Health Insurance

How to spot an insurance scam during open enrollment for ACA, Medicare plans

It's open enrollment season for health insurance plans, including those offered through Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Scam artists are actively attempting to steal personal information.

November 25, 2019

Parenting

Most young kids – including infants – are getting way too much screen time

The American Academy of Pediatrics has established specific guidelines for the amount of screen time young children receive. But it appears few parents heed those guidelines.

November 21, 2019

Prevention

Scientists fear deadly EEE virus is a 'harbinger' of more troublesome mosquito-borne illnesses

Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have deemed Eastern Equine Encephalitis "an emergent threat. The mosquito-borne virus had a resurgence in 2019, infecting 36 people in the United States and killing 14.

November 18, 2019

Addiction

Trump reportedly reverses course on vaping ban

President Donald Trump reportedly refused to sign off on a flavored e-cigarette ban drawn up by federal regulators despite previously claiming he'd do just that. Paper work for the ban had been prepared and it would prohibited the sale of candy-, fruit- and mint-flavored vapes.

November 15, 2019

Addiction

Cigarette smoking at lowest level in 55 years, but more adults are vaping

The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes has sunk to the lowest level since the surgeon general first warned about the dangers of smoking. But health officials remain concerned about the rising popularity of e-cigarettes.

November 15, 2019

Wellness

Nike designs Air Zoom Pulse sneaker to better support doctors and nurses

Nike designed its new Air Zoom Pulse sneaker to better support the needs of medical professionals, who can walk more than four miles during a 12-hour shift.

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