Latest Philly Healthwatch

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Health: Food That Triggers Pain

Everyone gets headaches, but did you know they could be caused by something you ate? 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl finds out if one of your favorites is on the list.


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U. of P. Researchers Make Parkinson’s Disease Breakthrough

Local researchers have announced a major discovery in the study of Parkinson’s disease.


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Phila. Health Commissioner Announces New Incentives For Smokers Trying To Quit

While many people try to stop smoking cold turkey, Dr. Donald Schwartz says, your likelihood of quitting for good increases when you have support.


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New Book Is Aimed at the Friends of Cancer Patients

If you’re a friend of someone diagnosed with cancer, what is your role and how can you help? A new book has some answers.


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Time To Get Flu Shot Is Now, Says CDC

The signs are everywhere — “Get your flu shot here!” — and every supermarket, pharmacy, and clinic is offering the vaccination to keep you from getting sick.


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Health: Heart Transplant Controversy

A Pottsville mom says her son is being denied a lifesaving organ transplant because he has autism.



Health: Growing Number of People Suffering With Vertigo

A growing number of people are suffering with vertigo, feeling dizzy. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says doctors aren’t sure why.


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Children’s Hospital Finds Link Between Home Foreclosures and Child Abuse

The report in the journal “Pediatrics” found that hospital admissions for abuse injuries rose in direct relation to an area’s mortgage foreclosure rate.


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Health: Ugly Truth About Skin Cancer

A summer warning from doctors about the dangers of sun and skin cancer.


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July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

July 4 is one of the worst days for traffic fatalities for all drivers. For teen drivers, it’s the single most deadliest day.


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Independence Blue Cross Reacts To Health Care Ruling

Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty says they are happy that the country’s first step toward healthcare reform remains in tact, but there is a lot more work to be done.


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Local Experts React To Supreme Court Decision On Health Care

Health care advocates say the decision is a victory for people actually affected by the Affordable Care Act.


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Supreme Court Rules Individual Mandate Is Constitutional

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.



Health: 30 Days To A New You

Kathy O’Brien’s weight loss has her trading out some of her old camouflage outfits, things she used to wear to cover up.