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Del. Senator Travels To Liberia To See American Response To Ebola Outbreak

Delaware US Senator Chris Coons is on a fact finding trip to Liberia to see how worldwide response to the Ebola outbreak in that...

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

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Health: Local Woman Regains Sight With Help Of Bionic Eye

A Philadelphia woman is seeing the wonders of the holiday season for the first time in a long time. She’s the first in our area to have a bionic eye, a breakthrough that’s allowing blind people to see.

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Health: Families Come Together To Celebrate ‘Gift Of Life’

By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s a story of turning tragedy and loss into something positive. The Gift of Life organ donation program is celebrating 40 years of saving lives. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl […]

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Montco Veterans’ Court Judge Dismayed at Killing Spree By Client

Judge William Furber says Bradley Stone, accused of killing six people and himself, showed no violent tendencies during his time in the program.

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Report: NJ Among States Least-prepared For Outbreaks

The study released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows New Jersey stacks up in only three of 10 indicators considered.

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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 see one chemical that you might want to avoid.

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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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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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