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Teens Take Risks With Food Allergies

Teens are more likely to take risks when it comes to food allergies. Behavior such as not reading food labels or knowingly eating foods labeled “may contain allergens” is quite common.

09/06/2012

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The Benefits Of Blueberries

Blueberries appear to have some significant advantages. This is because of naturally occurring antioxidants.

08/16/2012

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Health: Artificial Sweeteners Can Help People Lose Weight

Millions of Americans use artificial sweeteners to lose weight. But do they work? 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the newest findings on that.

07/09/2012

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Health: Eat Your Way To A Flat Belly

Belly fat plagues millions of men and women, but some say you can minimize your middle by eating certain foods.

07/03/2012

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AMA Weighs In On Childhood Obesity

Last week the American Medical Association put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public school children and teens.

06/27/2012

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Experts Give Philadelphians Food For Thought In Battle Against Obesity

More than 100 people in the fields of health care and nutrition heard a rallying cry against obesity from a man described as “the commander-in-chief” of the fight.

06/13/2012

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Earl “The Pearl” Monroe Teams With Merck In Fight Against Diabetes

Basketball legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is teaming up with Merck on the Diabetes Restaurant Month program to challenge restaurants in Philadelphia to create diabetes-friendly menu items which are also heart healthy.

06/12/2012

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Thousands Arriving In Philadelphia For Diabetes Convention

Philadelphia will host its largest convention of the year later this week.

06/05/2012

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New Report Finds Dark Chocolate Could Help Prevent Heart Problems

According to a new report from the British Medical Journal finds dark chocolate can actually reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in people who are at high risk.

06/01/2012

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Philadelphia Company Developing Painless Blood Sugar Monitor

Echo Therapeutics has developed the system – which uses an adhesive glucometer and a “wand” of sorts – to monitor blood sugar levels in capillaries just below the skin surface.

05/10/2012

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Generic Diabetes Drug May Now Help In The Fight Against Cancer

The generic diabetes drug Metformin, which has been around for years, is being studied as a possible wonder drug in the battle against cancer.

04/08/2012

(Chef Guillermo Tellez has lost nearly 50 pounds since learning he was diabetic.  Now he cooks healthy for his dining guests at Square 1682.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Eating Healthy, Drinking Mysteriously

This week Hadas Kuznits interviews a couple of chefs who eat healthy and help their customers do the same, and an elusive bar owner who goes by one name — “Lee.”

03/23/2012

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Anti-Cancer Gene May Be Key To Healthy All You Can Eat Lifestyle

Think about a world where we could eat all we want without sacrificing our health. In the laboratory that may be possible, at least in mice with a certain anti-cancer gene.

03/13/2012

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Analysis: Managing Diabetes

America is facing a health crisis – diabetes. It causes heart problems and much more including a potential loss if vision.

03/04/2012

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Doctor Writes Book On ‘Diabesity’

More and more of us are being diagnosed as obese or with diabetes, and a new book argues they are on the same spectrum of disease.

03/04/2012

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