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Delaware Blood Bank Says It’s Running Low On 1 Type

The Blood Bank of Delmarva, which supplies blood to 16 area hospitals, says its running low on Type O-negative blood.

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Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Health: New Surf-centric Workout

Spring has arrived, and it’s time for many to get in shape for the summer. There’s a new kind of workout that feels like you’re in the ocean – but you’re not.

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Doctor Discusses Possible Reasons For Steady Rise In Food Allergies In America

Food allergies among children have doubled in the past 17 years, and there’s no indication it’s going to get better any time soon.

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Study: Even Casual Pot-smoking Linked To Brain Abnormalities

Think lighting up a joint every now and then is harmless? New research out of Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School appears to dispute that belief.

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Doctors At Mercy Fitzgerald Find New Way To Help ICU Patients

Doctors at a hospital in Darby have found a way to reduce the incidence of a well known problem for intensive care patients.

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Health Care Reform Unfinished, Part 2: The Family Doctor: A Practice Model On Life Support?

One of the Affordable Care Act’s goals that is falling short is support for primary care doctors.

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Wills Eye Hospital Begins Performing Newly-Approved Surgery For Macular Degeneration

History was made inside the Operating Room at Wills Eye Hospital. A new procedure may provide promise to scores of folks who suffer from age-related macular degeneration.

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Study: Cranky Kids Watch More TV

“Early childhood self-regulation problems are associated with mildly increased media exposure, even after controlling for important confounding variables,” researchers say.

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‘Give Kids Sight Day’ Offers Area Children Free Vision Screenings, Eye Glasses

Hundreds of children were fitted for free eyeglasses Saturday afternoon after receiving free vision screenings as part of the 5th annual Give Kids Sight Day at Wills Eye Hospital.

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Pa. Residents Help Award $50K Grant To Local Physician

A physician at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a $50,000 research grant from the Breast Cancer Coalition and Pennsylvania residents had a hand in making this gift possible.

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Temple Doctors Hope To Save Lives With Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Program

Temple University Hospital has started Philadelphia’s first ever free umbilical cord donation program.

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Health: Training Your Brain

People take medication every day for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Now, a new technique could someday help make all of that go away by simply using your mind.

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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.