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An Alternative To Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is the classic way for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus and requires an invasive procedure to obtain amniotic fluid. There may be a better way.

01/23/2013

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Philadelphia Welcomes The First Baby Of 2013

The year’s first new Philadelphian made her appearance just after midnight at Pennsylvania Hospital, weighing in at six pounds, nine ounces.

01/01/2013

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Your Little Bundle Of Joy

Walking through the toy department can seem a little foreign to those of us who haven’t ventured into this magical land since childhood, so here are a few gift ideas.

12/23/2012

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Father’s Age Linked To Baby’s Health

There was an interesting study last week which showed a link between autism and the age of the father when the baby is conceived.

08/27/2012

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Pregnancy And Medications

Doctors need to ask all women of childbearing age if they might be pregnant before prescribing medications. That’s because some are safe during pregnancy but others are not.

08/22/2012

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Now You Can ‘Unbaby’ Your Facebook Newsfeed

Sick of proud parents inundating your Facebook newsfeed with photos of their infants? There’s an app for that. No, really.

08/06/2012

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Health: Whooping Cough Warning From South Jersey Family

A health watch warning: A potentially deadly cough is spreading in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to the state health departments.

07/09/2012

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Health: Cutting Edge Training Facility Opens At CHOP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is opening a new training lab today to give surgeons some cutting edge experience. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the hands-on training.

06/06/2012

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Time Magazine’s New Cover Stirs Up Controversy

Time Magazine’s cover shocker has just about everyone talking.

05/10/2012

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Study Suggests Infants ‘Read’ Lips

A new study has supported what many people have thought for years, infants learn how to talk by listening and looking.

01/27/2012

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Health: Babies & Toddlers Should Learn From Play, Not Screens

A new warning for parents with toddlers. The youngsters should have more play time, less screen time. 90 percent of parents admit their children under two watch some form of electronic media.

10/18/2011

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Poll Finds Americans Still Prefer Boys

It’s hard to believe, but Americans’ attitudes towards babies haven’t changed in decades.

07/03/2011

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Jury: Philadelphia Doctors Failed To Report Dangerous Peer

A Philadelphia doctor accused of regularly maiming women and killing viable babies at his filthy abortion clinic should have been reported by other physicians but was not.

04/09/2011

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Women: Pennsylvania Abortions Left Us Sterile, Near Death

Just days after Marie Smith got an abortion at a West Philadelphia clinic, her stomach swelled and she began vomiting green stuff.

01/22/2011

Abortion Doctor Confused By Murder Charges

A Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of a slew of crimes, including murdering upwards of seven babies, has now been charged with 8 counts of murder.

01/20/2011

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