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Local Doctor, Assistant Charged With Taking $$$ for Narcotics Prescriptions

William O'Brien III, 49, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and his receptionist, 29-year-old Angela Rongione, have been charged...

Health Reform

Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Abington, Jefferson Agree to A Merger Deal

Two Philadelphia-area health systems say they’ve agreed to a merger deal after signing a letter of intent last fall.

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Health: The Life-Threatening Condition That Can Develop Out Of Almost Any Infection

More than a million Americans each year are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition known as sepsis, which can develop out of almost any kind of infection, including the flu.

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Health: Wrestling With Danger?

You’ve probably heard about the NFL concussion controversy. Now, pro wrestling is dealing with this issue, too. Two wrestlers from Pennsylvania say what happened in the ring gave them brain damage and they’re blaming the WWE.

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Snow Triggers Warning About Health Dangers Of Shoveling

The stress and strain of shoveling snow can cause all sorts of problems.

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Study: Contraceptives Could Be Linked To Rare Brain Tumor

Researchers say use of birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives did seem to up the risk for glioma, and that risk appeared to rise with duration of use; however, the findings should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Movie Review: ‘Still Alice’

Julianne Moore, in an Oscar-nominated performance as an Alzheimer’s victim, calibrates and reveals her decline subtly but unmistakably.

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42nd Anniversary of ‘Roe v. Wade’ Marked by Philadelphia Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion Groups

At lunchtime today on South Broad Street in center city Philadelphia, abortion rights activists rallied on the median.

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Measles Outbreak On West Coast Leaves Many Wondering About The Vaccine

The CDC is advising most adults born after 1957 to get an MMR vaccine, whether they had one as a child or not.

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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

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Local Doctor: Shoveling Snow In Cold Weather Could Be Bad For The Heart

Those out there shoveling snow this winter should do so with caution.

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Local Sisters Give Birth Just 5 Hours Apart

The sisters gave birth to daughters on the very same day — just hours apart.

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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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