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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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Philadelphia L & I Asks Community Development Corporations To Take Over Neighborhood Eyesores

Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.

11/09/2013

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PA Medical Society Says Gun Violence Is A Health Problem

Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.

10/27/2013

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Philadelphia’s Abandoned Properties Get A Second Chance

“Conservatorship allows us the legal authority to enter the property, stabilize it, and rehabilitate it to provide a high quality housing option,” says Anuj Gupta, executive director of Mt. Airy USA.

10/10/2013

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Physician Pushes For Lyme Disease Vaccine

The CDC generally reports about 30,000 Lyme cases a year but after a recent conference on the disease, which is spread through the bite of a tick, it concluded that Lyme cases are drastically under-reported and the actual number is probably 300,000 cases.

10/05/2013

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Teens Still Tanning

The statistics are concerning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 3 young white women regularly ignore tanning bed warnings.

08/29/2013

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CDC Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States, Including NJ; Pa.’s Rate Increased

A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.

08/06/2013

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Health: Study Shows HPV Vaccine Effective At Reducing Cases Of Disease

The results revealed that since the HPV vaccine was introduced, cases of the disease decreased by 56 percent among females between the ages of 14 and 19.

06/19/2013

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CDC Says Majority Of Sandy Victims Drowned

The study looked at data from 117 deaths captured by American Red Cross mortality tracking during the time period from October 28 to November 30, 2012.

05/23/2013

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CDC Research Shows Majority Of Public Pools Contaminated By Feces

Public pools will soon be opening up for the season, but there’s some disgusting new research you might want to consider before you dive in.

05/16/2013

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Parents Seeing More Food, Skin Allergies In Children

“We don’t really have the answer,” said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday.

05/06/2013

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CDC: 24 E. Coli Illnesses Linked To Frozen Foods

Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.

03/29/2013

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American Diet Increasing Obesity

Data from the CDC suggests Americans are increasingly obese, despite the fact that they are exercising more and smoking less.

03/27/2013

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Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There have been numerous studies about chronic fatigue syndrome but no one is quite sure what causes it. In fact, it is often a diagnosis made when other common causes of fatigue are ruled out.

03/21/2013

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Methadone Abuse On The Rise

The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.

03/20/2013

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