Health Topic Center
Title CBS Philadelphia Health News
- Health: Security Concerns In Wake Of Mercy Wellness Center Shooting The medical center shooting in Darby has raised new concerns about security at health care facilities.
- Delco DA Credits Armed Doc With Averting Wider Hospital Bloodbath Delaware County DA Jack Whelan says it was a good thing Silverman was armed, apparently against hospital policy, because Plotts had 39 spare bullets on him.
- Area Medical Facilities Consider Higher Security In Wake of Fatal Shooting Even before this incident, a coalition of more than 60 hospitals in the Philadelphia area would meet regularly to talk about events that could disrupt care -- everything from an "active shooter" incident to transit strikes and snowstorms.
- Free Potassium Iodine Tablets To Be Handed Out To Residents, Workers Within 10 Miles Of Del. Nuclear Plant The new KI tablets will replace previous tablets handed out in the area that expire beginning in September 2014.
- Do Daughters Cause Divorce? Not So Fast, Researchers Say If studies done in recent years are any indication, the answer might appear to be yes – research shows that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are statistically more likely to end in divorce – but the real question is, why?
- Report: Heavy Kids Often Don't See Themselves As Overweight According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
- Simple, Do-At-Home Test Could Save Your Life A new, simple test that can be done at home might help save the lives of people with irregular heartbeats.
- Port Richmond Couple Claims Their Asthmatic Son Died Unneccesarily A Port Richmond couple continues a lonely fight on behalf of their 22-year-old son who died of acute complications of asthma back in 2012.
- Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Preparing For The Unplanned Accident It was to be four great days of sailing the Chesapeake. Instead, I found myself riding a gurney to a date with an emergency room nurse.
- Health: Future Of Contraception? A Microchip May Be Able To Help Researchers are testing a birth control microchip that can be turned off and on with a remote. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains how it works.