Health & Fitness

Marriage provides health benefits – and here's why

Philly Voice (Health) 1/28 12:05A Libby Richards, Melissa Franksan
Marriage provides an array of health benefits, including a sense of belonging, more opportunities for social engagement and reduced feelings of loneliness. Research shows married people eat better and are less likely to smoke and drink...

Want to live longer? Eating a plant-heavy diet is a proven method

Philly Voice (Health) 1/25 8:10A Louis Bezich
People who follow diets built around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes reduce their chances of dying from cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory and neurodegenerative conditions, according to new research published by the...

Plaque psoriasis: Incurable but manageable

Philly Voice (Health) 1/24 2:48A Peter Key, Sponsored by Independ
Psoriasis treatments have been a staple of TV advertising for nearly 50 years. That’s because the skin disease is relatively widespread throughout the United States. .

Will your smartphone be the next doctor's office?

Philly Voice (Health) 1/20 4:28P Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health New
Doctors and their patients have found some real-world success in deploying smartphones as medical devices, but the overall potential remains unfulfilled and uncertain. Phone apps have the power to help assess people for concussions, watch for...

The NFL has been slow to embrace mental health support for players

Philly Voice (Health) 1/20 4:16P Mark Kreidler, Kaiser Health New
The NFL implemented a formal program to manage its employees' mental health needs in 2019, but it lacks continuity of care from team to team. Some franchises have full-time sports psychologists; others employ clinicians part time, while a few...

Obesity blunts the benefits of vitamin D supplements, research shows

Philly Voice (Health) 1/20 4:41A Tracey Romero
New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital offers a deeper explanation of how vitamin D levels can be affected by obesity. People with high body mass indexes have reduced responses to vitamin D supplements, which have been shown to help...
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