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Not getting enough REM sleep may shorten your life

REM sleep mortality rate

Adult Health

Lifetime discrimination may increase hypertension risk among Black people, study finds

Discrimination increases hypertension risk

Adult Health

U.S. facing a growing physician shortage and COVID-19 may be making it worse

U.S. physician shortage

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Metabolic syndrome increasing among millennials at 'alarming' rate

Signs of Metabolic Syndrome

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Younger Americans are having less sex, a result of growing up slower

Sexual Inactivity in Young Americans

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A doctor’s take on the importance of kidney health

Human Kidneys - Medical Demonstration

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Is it safe to stay in a hotel, cabin or rental home yet?

Hotel Safety COVID-19

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Americans fear hospital visits amid the COVID-19 crisis. The beach? Not so much

COVID-19 Hospital Fear

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How to effectively face your health fears

Medical equipment in doctor office

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Blood pressure spikes during moderate exercise a sign of future health issues

Exercise-induced high blood pressure

Adult Health

Penn researcher's breakthrough enables blind to 'see' letters, shapes

Blind Penn Vision

Senior Health

As seniors' walking speeds slow, their minds usually do too

decline in cognition and gait speed

Adult Health

Coronavirus fears keeping people from Philly-area emergency rooms

Coronavirus ER Visits

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Statins can be the difference between life and death – but they remain underused

Statins Side Effects

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Infants may hold the key to improving hepatitis C treatment

hepatitis C in infants

Adult Health

Two antiviral drugs fail to meet hopes as COVID-19 treatments

Lopinavir not effective against COVID-19

Adult Health

Obesity a strong predictor of severe COVID-19 cases among younger adults

Coronavirus complications and obesity

Adult Health

A 'motivational' talk with your doctor may reduce your risk of heart disease

Motivational Interviewing by doctors

Adult Health

Penn Medicine is looking for COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma

Penn plasma trial

Senior Health

Immune system's natural aging process explains why COVID-19 is more dangerous for seniors

The natural aging process of our immune system sheds light on why COVID-19 is more dangerous for seniors

Adult Health

Zantac, ranitidine generics removed from market due to cancer-causing impurity

FDA pulls Zantac ranitidine market

Adult Health

Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same

Philly grocery stores restock

Adult Health

Heart disease patients at higher risk of severe COVID-19 complications

Coronavirus Heart Health COVID-19

Adult Health

Stressful times are particularly dangerous for heart attack survivors, study finds

Times of stress can trigger a second heart attack, new study finds

Adult Health

Air pollution increases the chance of going blind, study finds

High pollution levels in cities linked to rise in glaucoma

Adult Health

Caffeine won't turn you into Hemingway – but it can boost your problem-solving skills

Caffeine won't turn you into Hemingway -- but it can boost problem-solving

Adult Health

Fish oil supplements may not protect against cancer – as previously believed

Fish oil supplements don't protect against -- may even increase prostate cancer risk

Adult Health

The effects of psoriasis can be more than skin deep

The effects of psoriasis are more than skin deep: Here's what you need to know

Adult Health

The number of millennials with early-onset Alzheimer's disease is surging, report finds

More Younger Americans Diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer's

Adult Health

Philly's soda tax having little effect on consumption habits, Drexel study finds

Philly Soda Tax Consumption Study Drexel

Wellness

American obesity rates have grown significantly in the last two decades

Obesity

Wellness

As men age, it's important to seek out new friendships

Male friendships

Adult Health

Minority patients benefit from having minority doctors, but that's a hard match to make

Minority doctor-patient relationship

Illness

New sickle cell disease treatments are helping people live longer – and giving them a higher quality of life

Sickle cell disease

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New migraine treatments offer additional relief options

Young woman suffering from migraine

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Recommended health screenings when turning 40

Middle ages couple riding a bike

Caregiving

Caregivers need to focus on their own health too, CDC emphasizes

Caregivers need to focus on their own health too, CDC says

Fitness

Exercise could be key to curbing appetite during diet, Drexel study finds

Drexel Diet Exercise

Adult Health

The sound your alarm uses to wake you up affects how groggy you feel, study says

Alarm tone increase energy

Senior Health

Brokenhearted over the death of a loved one? These heart medications could save your life, scientists say

Grief Broken Heart Health

Senior Health

Mercy Home Health program keeping congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital

Congestive Heart Failure Mercy Home Health

Adult Health

U.S. life expectancy increases for first time in four years, CDC report shows

CDC life expectancy rises

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