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Study: 1-In-25 Drivers Admit To Driving While Drowsy

A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control finds in the past month, more than 4 percent of people say they’ve nodded off while driving.

01/04/2013

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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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CDC Data Shows More Parents Are Getting Their Kids Vaccinated

Parents in Pennsylvania and around the country are getting the message, that childhood vaccinations are worthwhile.

08/26/2012

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STUDY: Pennsylvania Is Fatter Than New Jersey, New York

The latest study on obesity is out, and the news for Pennsylvania isn’t pretty.

08/14/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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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

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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Increased Use Of Anti-Depressants Could Be Result Of Drug Marketing

The question is: are people being treated for depression because they are coming to the doctor after seeing direct-to-consumer advertising?

03/19/2012

Anti-Smoking

Philadelphia Councilwoman Hopes CDC’s New Anti-Smoking Ads Will Work

The $54-million campaign is designed to get smokers to stop, and to prevent those who don’t smoke — especially kids — from starting.

03/15/2012

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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

SMOKING BAN

Report: 1-In-5 Children Exposed To Secondhand Smoke In Cars

We know that exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems, and there have been many laws put in place to try to reduce exposure. But there is one area where kids still are at great risk, that’s in the car.

02/06/2012

CDC: 25 Percent Of Women Are Victims Of Domestic Violence

A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control finds 25 percent of women are victims of domestic violence — a figure one government official calls astounding.

12/14/2011

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Vaccinating Young Children Against The Flu

There is a very important report released by the CDC in their monthly morbidity and mortality report which looks at children and flu related deaths.

11/21/2011

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Area Pharmacies Doing Lots of Business With On-The-Spot Flu Shots

These days, flu season means big business for pharmacies, but not for the reason you may think.

10/10/2011

(Matt Damon stars in "Contagion," a thriller about a sudden global epidemic.)

Movie Review: ‘Contagion’

You may not be able to wash your hands of this movie for quite a while.

09/10/2011

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