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Doctors: FBI Investigating Medical Device Suspected Of Spreading Cancer

It's a story Eyewitness News health reporter Stephanie Stahl first told you about: a surgical tool suspected of spreading cancer...

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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CDC: 150 Possibly Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim

Federal and New Jersey health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever.

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Health: When Is The Best Time To Drink Coffee?

Can’t manage mornings without an immediate jolt of caffeine? It turns out that if you do that, you’re not getting the full benefits of caffeine.

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Study: Get A Degree Before Getting Hitched To Keep The Weight Off

People who earn a four-year college degree before they marry are apparently less likely to become obese when compared to those who graduate after getting married.

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Lassa Fever Patient Treated Twice At New Jersey Hospital

A New Jersey hospital says it twice treated a patient who died this week of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States.

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Health: Researchers Testing New Vaccine That Could Lower Blood Pressure

A new way to lower blood pressure might be on the horizon.

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NJ Man Diagnosed With Lassa Fever Dies After Trip To Liberia

The man recently returned from Liberia, arriving at New York City’s JFK International Airport on May 17.

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Study Claims ‘Mom Brain’ Is Real

As it turns out, motherhood and pregnancy can actually alter the brain.

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Study: Ongoing Symptoms Of Depression And A Person’s Risk Of Stroke Are Linked

What scientists found is that “persistently high depressive symptoms were associated with increased stroke risk,” even in those whose symptoms had abated between interviews.

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Study Claims Coffee Could Improve A Man’s Sex Life

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) found that men who consume caffeine on a daily basis had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction.

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Health: 2 Local Doctors Want FDA To Do More To Make Sure Medical Devices Are Safe

Is the FDA doing enough to protect patients from potentially dangerous medical devices? Two Philadelphia area doctors say no. They’re fighting to prevent more tragedies, while living through their own.

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Philadelphia Celebrates Its Centenarians With Birthday Party A Century in the Making

Eli Zebooker, a retired center city dentist, was the oldest man in attendance. He is a spry 102.

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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.