Health

 By Andrew Wagner and Josh Buzi

West Philadelphia: Acupuncture Made Accessible to the Community

West Philadelphia: Acupuncture Made Accessible to the Community

An acupuncture clinic is something you might not expect to see in West Philadelphia but nestled on the third floor of an old firehouse building sits Philadelphia Community Acupuncture. It may be hard to spot from the street but the clinic’s effect on the community is not. Acupuncture is offered at very reasonable rates and […]

 By Taqiya Miller

Cedar Park: Helping Families with Sick Relatives

Cedar Park: Helping Families with Sick Relatives

Many individuals who need specialized medical treatment are forced to travel long distances to receive that treatment. Time as well as cost of travel can place even more strain on patients and their families. Consequently countless individuals make the choice to find living accommodations close to their treatment facilities. However, the cost of these accommodations […]

 By Rebecca Hale and Patrick McCloskey

Feltonville: Bereaved Mother Faces Endless Turmoil

Feltonville: Bereaved Mother Faces Endless Turmoil

Janice Brown still remembers what it felt like to hear the phone call that would change her life. She was told her daughter Latoya and granddaughter Rimanee were in a car accident. She fell to her knees and screamed, feeling the hot panic course through her veins. She found out later her other granddaughter Aailayah […]

 By Rachel Horning

Hunting Park: HIV May No Longer Carry a Stigma

Hunting Park: HIV May No Longer Carry a Stigma

Being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. Just ask Jennifer Poole. Poole lives in Hunting Park and sees her HIV status as no big deal. “Some people let their disease carry them away to the point where it makes them sick. Most people I know who have any type of illness just keep […]

 By Ben T. Levy

New Law for ‘Healthy’ Eating

New Law for ‘Healthy’ Eating

Patrons of fast food restaurants and other major chain eateries embarked on a slightly more self-aware dining experience today, as Philadelphia’s new menu-labeling law went into effect. The regulation requires all establishments with 15 or more locations in the city to clearly show the calorie count of every menu item. The regulation is clearly designed […]

 By Megan Linkfield

Kensington: Traveling Miles to Improve Kids Smiles

Kensington: Traveling Miles to Improve Kids Smiles

By peering closely into Isaiah Dockery’s mouth, one can clearly spot the small and circular milky, white dots that stain his top row of teeth. At just three years old the child has unknowingly compromised his enamel growth by swallowing too much fluoride and using toothpaste meant for adults. “I didn’t know he couldn’t just use […]

 By LaToya Allen

Kensington: A Different Approach to Health Care

Kensington: A Different Approach to Health Care

When most people think of receiving adequate health care, they tend to only think of maintaining their physical health. Esperanza Health Center takes it one step further and focuses on more than just the physical aspect of health care by taking into consideration the emotional and spiritual well-being of its patients. Esperanza Health Center is […]

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