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‘Gift of Life’ Transplant Program Marks 40th Year With Call For More Donors

The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.

03/31/2014

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Parents Raising Children With Disabilities Should Remember To Have “Me” Time

Raising a child with disabilities is stressful and parents need to be reminded not to forget they’re important too.

03/30/2014

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National Health Study Shows Mixed Results For Philadelphia Region

A newly released study looks into the health of people in every county in every state across America — and what can be done to improve things.

03/29/2014

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New Jersey Shows High Occurrence of Autism Disorders

“In New Jersey, the prevalence is one in 45 children with (some degree of) autism,” says Dr. Walter Zahorodny, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.

03/27/2014

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Philadelphia City Council Passes Restrictions on Public Use of E-Cigarettes

Ignoring the pleas of e-cigarette users, City Council has unanimously approved a measure that bans the devices from public spaces in Philadelphia.

03/27/2014

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City Council To Cast Final Vote On Electronic Cigarette Ban

City Council today is expected to cast a final vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city’s existing ban on smoking in public

03/27/2014

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Young Patients At Children’s Hospital Get To Play Doctor For A Day

With smocks on and stethoscopes in hand, the children got to take care of some patients of their own.

03/27/2014

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Health: Changes May Soon Come For Electronic Cigarette Users In Philadelphia

Smoking electronic cigarettes in public places in the city of Philadelphia could soon be restricted. City Council is set to vote Thursday on whether to ban them in places like restaurants, bars and public parks, just like the current regular cigarette ban in the city.

03/26/2014

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Completion Grace Period Added To Goverment Deadline For Obamacare Signup

Enrollment counselors and navigators say they’ve seen a surge in applicants as the March 31st deadline draws near.

03/26/2014

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Chef Marc Vetri Wants To Bring Family-Style Dining To All Phila. Public Schools

The School District of Philadelphia is partnering with celebrity chef Mark Vetri with the aim of bringing healthy meals and a family-style meal setting to students in every Philadelphia public school.

03/26/2014

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Philadelphia Ranked Unhealthiest County In The State…Again

Twenty-nine factors are taken into account when compiling the rankings, including smoking, high school graduation rates and access to healthy foods.

03/26/2014

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Rally For Affordable Care Act Insurance Signups In Montco

Anna Cordella, 64, of Norristown, says she’s a happy customer, securing what she says is an affordable policy after losing her job and then seeing her “COBRA” insurance run out.

03/25/2014

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Local Organization Opens Free Family Care Clinic For Hard-To-Reach Youth

The AIDS advocacy group Philadelphia Fight has transformed its family planning center into a family care clinic for youth.

03/23/2014

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Eating Certain Foods Can Help You Save Money And Improve Your Health

Eating healthy is always important, but it takes on added significance when you’re sick or battling a serious illness.

03/23/2014

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Gov. Christie Approves EMTs Giving Overdose Treatment

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.

03/21/2014

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