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Sidney Kimmel Donates His Name and $110 Million To Jefferson Medical College

Jefferson Medical College has a new name — thanks to a major gift from philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.

06/18/2014

Joe Ellmer of Wynnewood, was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2012. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Penn Rehab Program Delivers Left Hook To Parkinson’s

A new program at Pennsylvania Hospital’s Parkinson’s rehab center is looking to give those with the disease a chance to go all 12 rounds in a fight like no other.

05/02/2014

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FREE Eye Screening and Glasses For Kids Saturday 4/12 in Philly

By Jim Donovan: Uninsured and underinsured children can receive free eye screenings and, if needed, two free pairs of eyeglasses at “Give Kids Sight Day” on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The event will take place […]

04/09/2014

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Local Experts Weigh In On How To Lighten The Bill When Shopping For Kids With Food Allergies

Parents of children with food allergies are often in a position of having to spend more money at the grocery store than those who don’t.

09/27/2013

(First-year medical students show appreciation for loved ones at Jefferson Medical College ceremony.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

265 Start in Jefferson Medical College’s Class of 2017

After reciting the Hippocratic oath, the first-year medical students slipped on their white physician’s coats with the help of loved ones.

08/02/2013

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2013 Hay Fever Season Proves Nothing (Actually, Plenty!) To Sneeze At

The spring allergy season, which had been forecast to be a bad one, is living up to its billing.

05/06/2013

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Wilmington Courthouse Shooter Had Brain Tumor

A former New Jersey police officer who killed his ex-daughter-in-law and another woman at a Delaware courthouse before fatally shooting himself was diagnosed more than 20 years ago with a brain tumor.

02/20/2013

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Local Researchers Testing Procedure For People With High Blood Pressure

Local researchers are testing a procedure for people with hard to treat hypertension.

02/10/2013

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REPORT: Number Of Young Smokers Decreasing

The latest government report on smoking rates has encouraging news in one major category.

11/18/2012

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State Funds Breakthrough Cancer Research

Four Philadelphia biomedical groups are sharing about $3.5 million in state grants to exploit breakthroughs against cancer.

08/20/2012

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3 Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In South Philadelphia

Police were investigating what they say may have been a drive by shooting early Thursday morning in the city’s Point Breeze section that left three men hospitalized.

07/12/2012

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Emotions Run High in Philadelphia as Future Doctors Experience ‘Match Day’

Friday was “Match Day” in the medical school community, when fourth-year medical students in Philadelphia and elsewhere find out where they’ll perform their residency programs.

03/16/2012

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Thomas Jefferson University Researcher Awarded $4.8 Million To Study New Rabies Vaccine

Dr. Craig Hooper, Director of the Center for Neurovirology at Thomas Jefferson University, is working on a man-made rabies virus that can enter the central nervous system and literally push the virus out of the brain.

08/14/2011

Dr. Ronald Myers (by KYW's Lynne Adkins)

Local Doctor Supports Initiative To Increase Colonoscopy Awareness

Dr. Ronald Myers says preventing colorectal cancer could be as easy as getting a colonoscopy.

07/08/2011

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St. Christopher’s Hospital Gives 40 Philadelphia Students A Career Head-Start

About 40 young people growing up in some of Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods, many of whom may have thought they had no chance of getting a good job or a good education, graduated Friday from the St. Christopher’s Hospital “Health Tech” program.

06/17/2011

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