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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:30:33 GMT2016-12-05T06:30:33Z

 



Nurses at Hahnemann, St. Christopher's reach tentative contracts with Tenet

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:30:33 GMT2016-12-05T06:30:33Z

The union representing registered nurses at Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and St. Christopher's Pediatric Outpatient Clinic announced Sunday that it had reached tentative agreements on first contracts with Tenet Healthcare Corp., the Dallas-based for-profit chain that operates the hospitals.



'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:45:03 GMT2016-12-05T05:45:03Z

NEW YORK (AP) - The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show.



How should you grieve?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:05:15 GMT2016-12-05T02:05:15Z




Gene therapy stops bleeding for hemophilia patients

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:44:03 GMT2016-12-04T19:44:03Z




Five Questions: Got health questions? Ask your Philly librarian

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:46:32 GMT2016-12-04T14:46:32Z




Medical Mystery: Why were his daughter's hands blue?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:45:50 GMT2016-12-04T11:45:50Z




Feeding kids peanuts early may prevent allergies

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:28:58 GMT2016-12-04T11:28:58Z




Is melatonin safe and effective for kids?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:00:07 GMT2016-12-04T11:00:07Z

When Maya Genuardi was 8, bad dreams would wake her up most nights, sometimes several times. "It became an untenable situation where we weren't sleeping," said her stepfather, Nick Wilson. So he and his wife, Lisa Genuardi Wilson, who live in Bala Cynwyd, consulted their pediatrician and started their daughter on 3 mg of melatonin each evening before bed.






Gates gives Wistar $9 million for novel fight against Zika

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:31:23 GMT2016-12-03T00:31:23Z




To save health care, focus on protecting patients, not industry

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:59:03 GMT2016-12-02T18:59:03Z




8 ways to avoid caregiver burnout this holiday season

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:01:07 GMT2016-12-02T16:01:07Z




Ask the pharmacists: Are new blood thinners right for me?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:57:10 GMT2016-12-02T15:57:10Z




Could raising a glass of white wine raise your risk for melanoma?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:55:19 GMT2016-12-02T15:55:19Z




$15K gift from benefactor helps local woman see again

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:30:59 GMT2016-12-02T15:30:59Z




Moody's downgrades Jefferson debt

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:01:10 GMT2016-12-02T15:01:10Z




Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out there's a lot of red between Pittsburgh and Philly

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:22:34 GMT2016-12-02T01:22:34Z

“Objective truths always remains true whether or not you believe in them.”



A dietitian’s top 10 prepackaged food picks: ACME

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:29:06 GMT2016-12-01T21:29:06Z