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With ACA Enrollment Approaching, A Cabinet Member Visits Philly To Talk Up The New Process

The second round of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act opens in two weeks and the U.S. Heath and Human Services secretary was in Philadelphia today to promote the simplified sign-up.

10/30/2014

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Google Working On Cancer-Detecting Pill That Searches For Illnesses

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

10/29/2014

Chris McElwee of Fort Washington started the non-profit Michael's Way in 1996 for his brother Michael who died at the age of 25 after losing his battle with leukemia. (credit: Michaels Way)

Philadelphia Area Children’s Charity Among 4 Finalists For Major Award

KYW’s John McDevitt reports a Philadelphia-based charity is among the finalists and needs your help to win.

10/11/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles hands the ball off to LeSean McCoy #25 during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Eagles, Foles, And McCoy Fulfill Dreams Of Kids Suffering From Cancer

The Eagles, Nick Foles, and LeSean McCoy fulfilled the dreams of children with cancer this week.

10/10/2014

Stigall Show Log 10.9.14

Chris discussed yesterday’s death of the first Ebola patient in the United States, last night’s Gubernatorial debate between Governor Tom Corbett and his challenger Tom Wolf, and a Congressman’s claims that ISIS terrorists are coming over the southern border. He talked to Matt Paxton from the television show Hoarders, at 8:20.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/09/2014

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Obese Teens More Likely To Develop Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.

10/09/2014

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Philadelphia Area Children’s Charity Nominated For Major Award

Three other charities are in the running for the award, but Chris says Michael’s Way stands out because 100% of the donations received go directly to cancer patients.

10/08/2014

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Philadelphia Man’s Memoir Describes The Rollicking Lighthearted Story Of His Battle With Cancer

A Philadelphia man is recounting his battle with throat cancer in a surprisingly upbeat way.

09/27/2014

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Health: Vitamin D Shows Promise For Local Patients Battling One Of the Deadliest Cancers

The power of vitamin D. It’s showing promise in helping local patients battle one of the deadliest cancers. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how it works.

09/26/2014

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Health: Local Doctors Discover New Way To Light Up Hard To Find Cancer

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on what’s being called a game changer.

09/17/2014

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Pilots And Airline Crews At Higher Risk For Melanoma

A new report finds that airline pilots and cabin crew may have an increased rate of melanoma – but what does this mean?

09/10/2014

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Young Man Fighting Cancer At CHOP Covers Jay Z Songs To Raise Awareness, Hopes To Meet Rapper

A young man fighting cancer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has become a YouTube sensation. His covers of two songs by rapper Jay Z are helping to shine light on the daily difficulties faced by cancer patients.

09/03/2014

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Just In Time For Made In America, Young Cancer Patient At CHOP Covers Jay Z In Hopes Of Meeting The Rapper

“I made this video to explain the everyday life of a cancer patient in a more unique way,” Tom says at the end of the video, before holding up a sign with the hashtag #BaldSoHard.

08/29/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Health: Radioactive Treatment Helps Children Battling Cancer

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on it , and how a local hospital is trying to make it work even better.

08/08/2014

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