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In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Drexel Study Claims 21 Day Quarantine For Ebola Might Not Be Long Enough

The research, which was conducted by Professor Charles Haas, PhD, reportedly used data from both previous outbreaks and the first nine months of the current outbreak.

10/16/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Health Care Providers Stepping Up Ebola Preparedness Efforts

Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

10/07/2014

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Health: Government Urges People To Protect Against The Flu As Vaccine Clinics Start Across The Delaware Valley

About 150 million doses of flu vaccine are expected to be available this season. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.

09/18/2014

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2 Orlando Hospital Workers Test Negative For Rare MERS Virus

Two employees tested negative for a rare virus days after coming into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S., a spokeswoman for an Orlando hospital said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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Health: Delaware Patient Has First Case Of Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infection In Country

The Delaware State Health Department says a resident there has the first known case of NDM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a drug resistant bacterial infection first reported in Serbia.

05/05/2014

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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Stops Illness, But Maybe Not Spread Of It

A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.

11/26/2013

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The Clinical Trial Center

Dr. Marvin Kalafer spoke about the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and how The Clinical Trial Center can help families during this difficult time. For more information on The Clinical Trial Center, click here.

10/16/2013

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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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Researcher Says Grains May Be Harmful To Humans In Many Ways

Bread, far from being the staff of life, may be bad for us in many ways.

09/29/2013

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Controversial Decision Made By AMA To Recognize Obesity As Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35.7 percent of adults in the United States are obese, which increases their risk for stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other preventable chronic illnesses.

06/20/2013

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Health: Risky Meat Report

The “food police” have a new report on which meat is most likely to cause foodborne illness. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.

04/23/2013

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Health: Mysterious Disease Discovered Locally, Strikes Mainly Young Women

Doctors who discovered the disease say it’s like your brain is on fire. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says it all starts with personality changes.

02/07/2013

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New Book Links Coal Burning With Disease And Death

America’s energy future is in play in the Presidential race and one of Pennsylvania’s leading products is at the center of it.

09/15/2012

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Malaria In The US

There are approximately 300 million cases of malaria each year worldwide and over a million people die every year as a result. You might be surprised that there are about 1200 cases every year here in the US.

05/29/2012

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West Nile Virus Season Opens Quietly In Montgomery County, Pa.

The West Nile virus season runs from April 1st through October 31st, and at this point county officials say it’s too early to say how severe the season will be.

04/01/2011

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