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Researchers: Sugary Drinks Tied To High Death Toll Worldwide

According to their research, an estimated 184,000 deaths could be caused by the consumption of sugary beverages each year.

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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How Men And Women Perceive Pain Differently

A report in the journal Nature Neuroscience took a look at microglia, and analyzed the impact of specific pain treatments, whether they were done on men or on women.

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Health: Pot For Pets

Now, there are supplements for animals that contain a marijuana extract.

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Philadelphia’s Medical Community Preparing For Pope’s Visit

The Philadelphia Medical Community is preparing for the Papal visit along with everyone else.

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Popular Philly Thrift Store Opening New HIV Testing Center

It’s National HIV Testing Day and today the popular Philly AIDS Thrift officially opens its HIV testing center.

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Across US and Locally, Cheers Accompany Supreme Court Decision Bolstering Obamacare

The 6-3 decision is a relief to a some 300,000 Pennsylvanians who faced losing their coverage if the high court’s ruling had gone the other way.

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South Jersey Health Care Companies Fume About Cooper’s EMS Takeover Attempt

Competing South Jersey health systems say a political powerbroker is strongarming legislators because he wants Cooper University Hospital, whose board he chairs, to get exclusive control of all emergency medical services in Camden.

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Study: More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or Obese

While more men than women are considered overweight, more women are obese.

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Gov. Markell Signs Bill Expanding Access To Medical Marijuana For Children

The oil does not contain enough of the active ingredient in marijuana to get someone “high.”

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Pa. Agriculture Officials Take Measures To Prevent Importation of Avian Flu Here

The new restrictions apply to birds headed to live markets, and to eggs destined for facilities where they are broken open and processed.

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Overuse Injuries Take Heavy Toll On Young Athletes

Playing the same sport all year, puts a lot of stress on growing bodies according to Dr. Shannon Safier, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

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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.