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Health: How Safe Are Medical Apps?

Both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal have taken a serious look at whether apps are...

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Some Well Known Philadelphians Enlisted To Promote Vegetarianism

Among those who are joining the cause, at least temporarily, is Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.

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Health: Taking Aspirin Could Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

The results of the study were reportedly presented at an American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Philadelphia.

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Medicare Rates Hospitals By Stars

Think of it as “Trip Advisor” for the ill. Medicare is basing the star ratings on patient satisfaction surveys.

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Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due To Potency Problem

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.

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Health: Doctors Warn Frequent Heartburn Could Progress To Something Much Worse

If the condition goes untreated, it can lead to esophageal cancer, a disease, doctors say, that has a low survival rate.

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Study: High School Smoking Fell As E-Cigarette Use Boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

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Penn Study Claims Obese People Viewed As Less Competent At Work

It’s no secret that being obese has dire consequences for your health, but it could also be affecting your job prospects.

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Study: Nearly One-third Of American Women Are Not Spacing Their Pregnancies Far Enough Apart

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

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Study Claims Snoring And Sleep Apnea Linked To Memory Loss

Those with breathing problems like snoring and sleep apnea were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment about 10 years earlier than people who did not have sleep-related breathing problems.

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Study: Little Can Mean A Lot For Elderly When Preventing Falls

A local study shows that just a few weeks of work can go a long way to improve balance.

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Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast 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.