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Health: Binge Drinking An Under-Recognized Problem Among Women

Binge drinking is an under-recognized problem among women and girls, according to a new report from federal health officials. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the danger.

01/08/2013

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Study: Americans Consume Almost As Many Empty Calories From Alcohol As From Soda

Cutting back on soda to cut calories? You might want to scale back your booze consumption, too.

11/15/2012

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Methadone Deaths On The Rise

Methadone accounts for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the US but it is involved in 30% of deaths by prescription painkillers.

11/07/2012

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Perils Of Texting While Parenting

While child injuries had been declining since the 1970’s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted a 12% rise in non-fatal injuries of kids under five since 2007. Could technology be to blame?

10/24/2012

Lead Paint Safety

Organizations Urge Parents To Protect Children From Lead Poisoning

Several organizations are asking that families with young children get their homes tested for lead.

10/22/2012

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Trader Joe’s Issues Peanut Butter Recall

Trader Joe’s has issued a salmonella warning and voluntary recall on its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.

09/22/2012

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Study Finds Cholesterol Levels Improving In Young People

According to a ten-year study by the CDC, cholesterol levels have actually improved in this group. This news is in the face of news that the obesity epidemic is still a problem.

08/08/2012

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On HIV Testing Day, Officials Plead For Better Response in Philadelphia

Blame the perceived stigma and fear, says Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia.

06/27/2012

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Who Really Breastfeeds?

The World Health Organization recommends that women breastfeed for the first six months of life. But what do most women do?

06/12/2012

Autism

Local Editor Says There Are Still Many Misconceptions About Autism

April is being observed as National Autism Awareness Month, and the contributing editor for a new book on the subject says there are still many misconceptions–even among parents–about the autism spectrum.

04/01/2012

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Health: Autism Cases Up 78% From A Decade Ago

The new report from the Centers for Disease Control says autism cases are on the rise, largely because of wider screenings and better diagnosis.

03/29/2012

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Study: Pre-Marriage Cohabitation No Longer Strong Precursor To Divorce

A new study of couples living together before marriage indicates a change in the times.

03/23/2012

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Hepatitis C Kills More U.S. Adults Than HIV

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that by 2007, hepatitis C was killing more Americans than HIV — the virus that causes AIDS.

03/01/2012

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HPV Vaccine Recommended For Boys

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all boys between the ages of 11 and 12 receive the three-dose vaccine for the human papillomavirus or hpv.

02/09/2012

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Health: Mild Flu Season So Far

Flu season is off to a slow start, but don’t let that flu bug fool you. Federal health experts say it’s probably still on its way.

01/27/2012

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