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Nonprofit Organization Launches Campaign To Teach Adults To Swim

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a third of American adults are unable to swim the length of a standard size pool. Now, US Masters Swimming is trying to reduce that figure by way of an army of volunteer instructors.

04/20/2014

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CDC: Drexel University Student Died Of Same Meningitis Strain Found At Princeton University

A Drexel University student who died of meningitis last week had the same strain of bacteria that caused an outbreak at Princeton University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Tuesday.

03/18/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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Whooping Cough Still Widespread

Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.

03/17/2014

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Teens’ Indoor Tanning Tied To Other Risky Behavior

Government research links indoor tanning by teenagers with other risks including binge drinking, unhealthy dieting and sexual activity.

02/26/2014

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Doctors Asked To Encourage Adult Vaccinations

Despite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.

02/12/2014

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Put Down The Cookie: Study Shows Too Much Sugar Could Be Killing You

While scientists have previously shown high sugar intake ups a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, the new study is the first to link sugar consumption to death.

02/11/2014

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CDC: Doctors Don’t Talk To Patients About Alcohol Use

Most doctors don’t talk to their patients about alcohol use even though drinking is responsible for almost 90,000 deaths each year.

01/17/2014

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Health: Flu Continues To Spread In Philadelphia Region; More Deaths Reported

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the latest flu trends.

01/16/2014

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Most Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

After a study of young teens, the CDC found that only 25% of kids get enough exercise: 60 minutes of physical activity every single day.

01/14/2014

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Health: Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity According To New Government Report

New numbers from the federal government say most kids aren’t getting enough physical activity, part of the reason for the obesity epidemic. And it could even hurt academic performance.

01/08/2014

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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Stops Illness, But Maybe Not Spread Of It

A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.

11/26/2013

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European Version Of ‘Plan B’ Ineffective For Women Over 176 Pounds

A European version of the “morning-after pill” that is identical in formula to Plan B One-Step in the U.S. will update its packaging to show that it is not effective in women over 176 pounds.

11/26/2013

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Some Tobacco Products Becoming Increasingly Popular Among Teens

It’s not the cigarettes, but new research indicates teens are increasingly smoking e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah.

11/18/2013

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Princeton University To Consider Use Of Vaccine Approved Overseas To Combat Meningitis Outbreak

Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus.

11/15/2013

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