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FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health...

Health Reform

Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Amputee US Military Vets Take Part in Annual South Jersey Golf Outing

US military veterans who returned home from war as an amputee are being shown that the loss of a limb or two does not mean their lives are over.

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Study: Legalizing Pot Does Not Increase Teen Use Of Drug

The research spans 20 years and looked at a sample of nearly 12 million students nationwide.

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Study: Keeping Experienced Nurses is Key To Better Hospitalizations

It’s no surprise that more experienced and better-educated nurses would give better care and result in shorter hospital stays, according to Patricia Eakin, a registered nurse and president of PASNAP, a Pennsylvania union for registered nurses and allied professionals.

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Study: No Link Between Inducing Labor And Risk Of Autism

A new study says there is no link between autism and the use of Oxytocin during induced labor.

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Urgent Care Centers A New Trend In How Health Care Is Delivered In Philadelphia Region

During the past couple of years, the Philadelphia region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of urgent care facilities popping up in neighborhoods.

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Delaware Blood Bank Says It’s Running Low On 1 Type

The Blood Bank of Delmarva, which supplies blood to 16 area hospitals, says its running low on Type O-negative blood.

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Health: New Surf-centric Workout

Spring has arrived, and it’s time for many to get in shape for the summer. There’s a new kind of workout that feels like you’re in the ocean – but you’re not.

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Doctor Discusses Possible Reasons For Steady Rise In Food Allergies In America

Food allergies among children have doubled in the past 17 years, and there’s no indication it’s going to get better any time soon.

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Study: Even Casual Pot-smoking Linked To Brain Abnormalities

Think lighting up a joint every now and then is harmless? New research out of Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School appears to dispute that belief.

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Doctors At Mercy Fitzgerald Find New Way To Help ICU Patients

Doctors at a hospital in Darby have found a way to reduce the incidence of a well known problem for intensive care patients.

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Health Care Reform Unfinished, Part 2: The Family Doctor: A Practice Model On Life Support?

One of the Affordable Care Act’s goals that is falling short is support for primary care doctors.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.