Tracey Romero

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Tracey Romero is a Philadelphia-based health and science journalist. Her work has appeared in Cardiology Today, Orthopedics This Week and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She loves to write about the personal side of medicine. Follow her on Twitter @trarom.

September 20, 2018

Health Stories

For local ER travel nurse, life is a mountain to climb

“Rock climbing is always a head game," says Megan Tarrer. "You need to recognize your physical and mental capabilities, and have confidence in yourself."

September 4, 2018

Health Stories

HUP secretary on a mission to share her love of art

Renee Andrea Mills, the administrative secretary in nursing administration at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, believes in the power of the arts, and that everyone should have access to it.

August 14, 2018

Health Stories

Holy Redeemer nurse has a sweet side gig

Who can resist the sweet temptation of a fresh gelato? Not many people, according to its continuing popularity in the United States.

July 31, 2018

Health Stories

In the O.R. and on the dance floor, Virtua doc has all the right moves

When Dr. Eric Strauss is not operating on hands you can usually find him on his feet – on a dance floor caught up in the rhythm of a Latin beat.

July 17, 2018

Health Stories

Cooper Health surgeon knows special bond between horse and rider

Dr. Nicole Fox, medical director of pediatric trauma at Cooper University Hospital, is raising four children and training a 5-year old thoroughbred named Phoenix and an Appaloosa named Romeo.

July 3, 2018

Health Stories

Jeff nurse channels her inner witch to help women and children in need

What do dragon boating and witches have in common? It might not seem like a lot on the surface, but for Megan Heyer, R.N.d, an emergency department nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, they are a part of what makes her nonprofit, The Witches of East Greenwich, so unique.

June 21, 2018

Health Stories

Drexel Medicine breast surgeon and her dog bond through canine agility training

Drexel Medicine's Dr. Amanda Woodworth has been practicing canine agility training with her dog Otis, a Pomsky, since he was less than 1-year-old. She says it is fun and a great way to bond with her pet.

June 5, 2018

Health Stories

For OB-GYN, theatrical design is a labor of love

From a tenement apartment in Manhattan’s Chinatown to a 16th-century dungeon during the Spanish Inquistion, a Bucks County doctor loves to create worlds inhabited by characters from your favorite plays.

May 22, 2018

Health Stories

Holy Redeemer doc goes viral with ‘Fixer Upper’-inspired dollhouse

Dr. Kwandaa Roberts' hobby builds a huge social media following almost overnight. Thank you, Joanna Gaines.

May 17, 2018

Mental Health

Major depression diagnoses skyrocketing in millennials, adolescents

The study, "Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health," found a 47-percent increase in such diagnoses in millennials (ages 18 to 34) and a 63-percent increase in adolescents (ages 12 to 17) from 2013 to 2016.

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