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Health: Hope For Hannah

Pennsylvania lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a bill called Hannah's Law, named after a little girl in Bucks County. 3 On...

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Local School Districts Preparing For Potential Enterovirus 68 Spread

“It seems pretty unenviable it would move,” says Terry Quinlan, the supervisor of health services for the Lower Merion School District.

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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.

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Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug Abuse

The task force — made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community — is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.

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Taking 5-Minute Walks Every Hour Could Counteract Damage Done By Sitting

Let’s face it: Sitting all day is terrible for you.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

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12 Kids Hospitalized With Respiratory Virus In Del.

It’s not clear if that virus is Enterovirus 68, the illness that has sickened more than 1,000 people.

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Study: ‘Fat-shaming’ Overweight People Doesn’t Help — And Might Actually Hurt

The research, which focused on nearly 3,000 adults over the course of four years, found that those who reported being discriminated against because of their weight actually put on more pounds than those who didn’t.

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Study: Eating Spinach Decreases Cravings

A small Swedish study has found that Popeye was right: spinach really is a superfood.

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CDC Releases Worrisome Statistics On Rape, Stalking And Sexual Violence

According to the CDC, the survey is the first of its kind and is comprised of data from 2011.

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SEPTA Shining Brighter Spotlight On Suicide Prevention

To help mark National Suicide Prevention Week, Septa is now installing signs at the boarding areas of the Norristown Transportation Center, advertising the number for a suicide prevention hotline.

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Abortion Rights Campaign Makes A Stop In Philadelphia

Abortion rights groups rallied in Love Park Tuesday afternoon to demand federal funding for abortions.

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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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