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Health: What’s In Your Chicken?

Chicken is more popular than ever, low in fat, high protein. But even if you carefully read the labels for additives, you won’t...

Health Reform

Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Survey: E-Cigarettes Surpass Regular Cigs In Teen Use

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.

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Health: New Research Says Men Get Sicker With The Flu Than Women

The flu season is ramping up and many are predicting it’s going to be a rough one, partially because the flu vaccine is less effective this year. And new research says it could be especially bad for men. It says men actually get sicker than women and suffer more.

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Health: Study Finds Feeling Younger Might Be The Key To Living Longer

What’s the secret to living a long healthy life? Doctors say exercise and eating well are important, but so is your attitude.

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Philadelphia Teen Uses Her ‘Make-A-Wish’ Moment To Help Other Girls

Ashley Broaddus is using her “Make-A-Wish” wish to spread positive messages.

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Flyers Taking Precautions Against Mumps Outbreak Hitting NHL Teams

The Philadelphia Flyers are defending… themselves… against an outbreak of mumps in the NHL.

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Deadline Fast Approaching For Health Insurance Coverage That Starts With New Year

There’s still time to sign up for health insurance that will begin January 1 — but not much.

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Health: Breast Cancer Patients Getting Too Much Radiation

Women with early stage breast cancer are getting unnecessarily long radiation treatments according to a new study released Wednesday from Penn Medicine.

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Canadian Researchers Claim Potato Extract Could Prevent Obesity

While watching your intake is good, you might not want to completely skip the spuds just yet.

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Proud To Be Helping The Fight Against Medical Mishaps

Hospitals are getting safer, according to a new federal report, and Pennsylvania hospitals say they’re doing their part.

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Health: Protecting Skin From Air Pollution

From car exhaust and cigarette smoke, to soot and smog, air pollution is not only bad for your lungs. Dirty air hurts your skin too.

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Study: Stress Causes Aging — Even In Teens And Pre-teens

Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.

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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.

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