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Wills Eye Hospital Begins Performing Newly-Approved Surgery For Macular Degeneration

History was made inside the Operating Room at Wills Eye Hospital. A new procedure may provide promise to scores of folks who suffer from age-related macular degeneration.

04/15/2014

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Study: Cranky Kids Watch More TV

“Early childhood self-regulation problems are associated with mildly increased media exposure, even after controlling for important confounding variables,” researchers say.

04/14/2014

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‘Give Kids Sight Day’ Offers Area Children Free Vision Screenings, Eye Glasses

Hundreds of children were fitted for free eyeglasses Saturday afternoon after receiving free vision screenings as part of the 5th annual Give Kids Sight Day at Wills Eye Hospital.

04/12/2014

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Pa. Residents Help Award $50K Grant To Local Physician

A physician at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a $50,000 research grant from the Breast Cancer Coalition and Pennsylvania residents had a hand in making this gift possible.

04/12/2014

(From left to right) Sara, Mason and  Marc Shaffer. Mason's life was saved thanks to an umbilical cord donation. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Temple Doctors Hope To Save Lives With Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Program

Temple University Hospital has started Philadelphia’s first ever free umbilical cord donation program.

04/11/2014

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Health: Training Your Brain

People take medication every day for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Now, a new technique could someday help make all of that go away by simply using your mind.

04/11/2014

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Jefferson 3.0 Brings Together University, Hospital, Focusing On Future On Medicine

One of Philadelphia’s largest teaching hospitals is about to get a makeover. They’re calling it Jefferson 3.0.

04/11/2014

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New Wing At PCOM Features Updated Technology, Robotic Patient Simulators

Officials at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine have opened a learning center that promises to give the next generation of surgeons hands-on training.

04/10/2014

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Mayor Nutter Signs Two E-Cigarette Regulation Bills Into Law

Saying he wants to “promote and protect the health and wellness of everyone in Philadelphia,’” Mayor Nutter has signed into law two measures that regulate electronic cigarettes.

04/10/2014

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Mural Honoring a Point Breeze Activist Gets Boost From Philly Music Legend

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.

04/09/2014

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Promising, Experimental Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Will Soon Be Tested In Philadelphia

Every moment matters now for 54-year-old Mitchell Berk and his wife. They say their dreams of growing old together were probably shattered when he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in December.

04/08/2014

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Independence Blue Cross Launches “New Paradigm” For Health Care

The region’s largest insurer launched a joint venture on Tuesday with a physicians services group that it says will lower costs and improve health.

04/08/2014

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Number Of PA Residents Living With Cancer On The Rise

New state numbers indicate cancer rates in Pennsylvania are on the rise along with survival rates.

04/08/2014

Dr. Robert Vonderheide in a lab at Penn Medicine. (Credit: Penn Medicine)

Penn Medicine Doctor Co-Leads Nationwide Effort Against Pancreatic Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer is an effort at several institutions around the country to find a cure or treatment for pancreatic cancer.

04/08/2014

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Walkabout At Philadelphia Zoo To Raise Awareness Of Little-Known Disease

Sjogren’s the second most prevalent autoimmune disorder in the U.S.

04/06/2014

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