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Study Finds Easy Test For Concussions Can Help Non-medical Volunteers Keep Athletes Safe

Researchers found that a simple vision test could quickly diagnose concussion-related problems.

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Health: Purple Day To Raise Epilepsy Awareness

There is new hope for a recently discovered form of epilepsy that strikes only girls. It’s often misdiagnosed and difficult to treat. Thursday March 26th is designated as Purple Day to raise awareness about epilepsy.

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Is There A Doctor On The Web? Internet Oversight Group Deciding On Future Of .Doctor Domain

Earning a medical degree is one way to be a doctor, but online it’s the only way — that is if an Internet regulator gets its way.

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Hunterdon Ranked As New Jersey’s Healthiest County

Hunterdon County is considered New Jersey’s healthiest county and Cumberland County the least healthy in a survey released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Researchers: New Information In The Battle Against ALS

According to the researchers, TBK 1 encodes for a protein involved in inflammation and the clearing of debris in cells.

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Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Wednesday night’s preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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3 Organic Food Companies Recall Products Over Listeria Fears

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns.

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Pa. Lawmakers Hold Philadelphia Hearing On Medical Marijuana Legalization

Opinions differed among experts on whether the Pennsylvania legislature should join 23 other states in approving marijuana for medical use.

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Bancroft Hopes To Sell Haddonfield, NJ Property To Drug Treatment Company

Haddonfield officials had tried to buy it. There has been talk of housing, offices, school expansion, and/or open space. But nothing was settled.

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Health: Parents Who Smoke Could Increase Their Children’s Risk Of Heart Disease

Children exposed to smoking may have a higher risk of heart disease later in life.

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Study Suggests Chocolate Can Be Made Sweeter, And Better For You

A study from the University of Ghana is getting quite a great deal of attention from a meeting in Denver for the American Chemical Society.

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Health: Vitamin D Could Slow Or Reverse Progression Of Low-grade Prostate Tumors

Researchers say taking vitamin D supplements could have benefits for men with prostate cancer.

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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.