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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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Study: Majority Of New HIV Cases In Philadelphia Already Have AIDS

Disturbing new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control show that a majority of Philadelphia’s new HIV cases already have full blown AIDS at the time of diagnosis.

03/08/2013

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Eat Your Vegetables, But Wash Them First, CDC Study Confirms

Dr. John Painter, with the Centers for Disease Control, says the goal of the study was to pinpoint where food inspection resources would be best spent.

01/30/2013

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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

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