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Can the intersection of art and medicine lead to better patient care?

Can the intersection of art and medicine lead to better patient care? On a recent Friday afternoon, a half-dozen residents from Chestnut Hill Hospital's Family Practice Program are doing something they rarely do. 

PGW sale remains in Philly council limbo as deadline looms

PGW sale remains in Philly council limbo as deadline loomsIn March, Philadelphia City Council hired a consultant to analyze the proposed $1.86 billion  sale of Philadelphia Gas Works. Much of the consultant's report is finished, but it has not been made public. The council
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Philly rappers reflect on music, performing, and the work week

Philly rappers reflect on music, performing, and the work weekSome jobs are 9-to-5. But for most musicians, work is a 24-7 endeavor.

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News of paralyzed man walking stirs hope, but not for miracles
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News of paralyzed man walking stirs hope, but not for miracles

In the 35 years since my spinal cord injury, our whole field has us dancing with hope. This research opens up people's minds and hearts and may give them hope. But hope is a two-edged sword.
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How talk to your kid about Ebola: 8 ways to prevent panic

Dad, you're coughing. What if you have a fever? What if it's Ebola? What's going to happen to you?!? What if we catch it? What are we going to do?!? And there it is. This moment that will be happening in every household across

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2014 Pa. governor's race: Getting to the truth on taxes

2014 Pa. governor's race: Getting to the truth on taxes

In the Pennsylvania governor's race, there's been a whole lot of talk about taxes — and a lot less clarity about how each candidate's plan would affect most taxpayers.
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Paralyzed man walks after remarkable nose to spine nerve cell transplant

Paralyzed man walks after remarkable nose to spine nerve cell transplant

How could cells involved in the detection of smell cause the spinal cord, notorious for its irreparability, to heal?
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