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Study: Ongoing Symptoms Of Depression And A Person’s Risk Of Stroke Are Linked

What scientists found is that “persistently high depressive symptoms were associated with increased stroke risk,” even in those...

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

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Study Claims Coffee Could Improve A Man’s Sex Life

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) found that men who consume caffeine on a daily basis had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction.

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Health: 2 Local Doctors Want FDA To Do More To Make Sure Medical Devices Are Safe

Is the FDA doing enough to protect patients from potentially dangerous medical devices? Two Philadelphia area doctors say no. They’re fighting to prevent more tragedies, while living through their own.

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Philadelphia Celebrates Its Centenarians With Birthday Party A Century in the Making

Eli Zebooker, a retired center city dentist, was the oldest man in attendance. He is a spry 102.

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Study: Pets Could Help Lower Social Anxiety In Children With Autism

Researchers from Purdue University found that when children with autism were exposed to companion animals, their stress levels dropped.

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At Penn Vet This Month, Free Eye Exams For Service Dogs

“We want to check the puppies before a huge effort is spent in training,” explains Dr. Gus Aguirre.

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Study: Baby’s Gender Could Affect Mother’s Risk Of Developing Diabetes

The Mt. Sinai researchers say they studied just over 1,000 pregnant women at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

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Top 3 Things You Can Do To Stop Snoring

Are you among the millions who feel like they’re not getting enough sleep? Tired all the time? Snoring could be the culprit, whether from you or your partner. CBS 3 health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the top 3 things you can do right away to stop snoring.

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Health: Is A Popular Hairstyle Leading To Baldness?

A ponytail might offer casual style and relief from the heat, but it turns out the popular hairstyle could also cause hair loss and even balding.

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Study: Those Who Don’t Work 9-5 Shift Are Prone To Health Issues

The research looked at more than 1,500 workers and found nearly half of all shift workers are overweight, have sleep problems and are more likely to develop issues like diabetes.

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Temple Hospital Testing An Herb-Based Pill For Common Breathing Problem

Speedwell is a plant used for medicinal purposes in China and Korea to treat chronic breathing related diseases such as COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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A Voice of Advocacy For Every Autistic Child

Terri Matthews learned the true meaning of grit when her son Jaden was diagnosed with autism at age 2½.

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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.