Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning philly.com
LAURAN NEERGAARD, The Associated PressPosted: Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are youve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?
The nations disease detectives are...
decoding the DNA
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US philly.com
AMY FORLITI, The Associated PressPosted: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:48 AM
On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old - a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didnt take long...
Spring Lake Park
actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Fast facts about some obstacles to heroin sobriety philly.com
The Associated Press, The Associated PressPosted: Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:49 AM
Treatment facilities are packed. Inpatient rehab is costly. Insurance companies have refused coverage. Addicts looking to get clean from heroin often face an uphill battle. A look at the process, and...
The Associated Press
Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment philly.com
MEGHAN BARR, The Associated PressPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 9:22 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it - because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive...
insurance companies wont pay
Clients save, insurers get boost from Affordable Care Act philly.com
Robert Calandra, For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:00 AM
There were plenty of nights during the last 33 years that Denise Schroeder of West Chester had to choose between eating dinner and paying for health insurance. And no, that is not an exaggeration.
Check Up: Unbroken ICU sleep lessens delirium philly.com
Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM
Intensive care patients who were allowed to have uninterrupted periods of sleep at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital had less delirium and shorter hospitalizations, a new study found.
Delirium is a state of severe...
Treatment options for pain of sciatica philly.com
Richard DiGiacomo Jr., For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM
Q: I thought I pulled a muscle in my leg, but it turns out I have sciatica. Will it go away on its own?
A: Sciatica is often a generic term for nerve pain, or numbness and tingling, down one or both legs.
Sex myths teens sometimes believe philly.com
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:01 AM
Rima Himelstein, M.D., of Crozer-Keystone Health System wrote this for the Healthy Kids blog.
Can we talk?
Though most of us agree it would be best for our teenagers to wait until they are older to have sex, at least half are having sex by...
ejaculation fluid contains sperm
STIs and pregnancy
Treatment of last resort for C. difficile infection philly.com
Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM
Just so you know, this story is not for the squeamish.
Its about the therapeutic power of poop, a concept that is, we admit, both repulsive and fascinating.
Specifically, its about using one persons donation...
New England Journal
Well Being: Eco-tourism? No - eco-immersion philly.com
Art Carey, For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM
When Crawford Hill was a biology teacher at Episcopal Academy, his core pedagogical principle was to give pause - to encourage students to stop, look, pay attention, to see things through a new lens about themselves...