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Health: Hidden Swimming Danger

Cooling off in the summer heat has many headed to the shore or a pool, but doctors say there's a hidden danger that can be life...

Health Reform

Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Ebola Outbreak Prompts Peace Corps To Remove Volunteers From Some Countries In Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever, but the risk of it spreading to the United States is very low.

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At Least 13 Residents Exposed To Kitten With Rabies In Medford Township

According to the Burlington County Health Department, at least three cats, one dog and 13 people have been exposed to a kitten with rabies in Medford Township.

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Health: Zapping Away Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

New help for breast cancer patients struggling with difficult side effects caused by drugs taken to prevent a recurrence.

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And The 2014 Unhealthiest Restaurant Items In America Are…

Spoiler alert: The Cheesecake Factory serves three of the nine ‘winners.’

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Kevin Sabett: ‘It’s Ironic That We’re Pushing Against Smoking So Hard, Yet We’re Ready To Give Marijuana A Free Pass’

Chris Stigall talked with Kevin Sabet, the author of Reefer Sanity about the recent push to legalize marijuana.

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Study: Even Short, Slow Runs Could Help You Live Longer

According to the researchers, runners were up to 45 percent less likely to die from heart disease or stroke than those who didn’t run at all, and the effects were found regardless of distance, duration or speed.

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New Oxycodone Pill Designed To Prevent Abuse

The FDA has approved an oxycodone pill designed to deter abuse.

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NCAA Settles Head-Injury Suit, Will Change Rules

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

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NTSB Faults Conrail Training and Procedures in 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment

Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.

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Health: Cancer Hiding In Your Photos?

A photograph that looks totally fine could reveal a potentially deadly cancer. It’s a tiny white spot in the eye, that most people wouldn’t even notice.

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Delaware Bans Minors From Tanning Beds

The bill is aimed at reducing teens’ risk for melanoma.

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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.