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Gluten Free

What Does Gluten-Free Really Mean?

In order to be labeled gluten free, a product must have less than 20 parts per million of gluten, a level low enough that it won’t cause a health reaction for most people with celiac.

08/27/2013

Vineland Restaurants

South Jersey Town Boasts Most Sanitary Restaurants In America

Since the program’s inception, only about 450 of the nation’s roughly 3,000 health departments have attempted the program and Vineland is first to become fully certified.

08/22/2013

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Contaminated Ice

You keep your food on ice to keep the food from going bad. But what keeps the ice from going bad?

07/23/2013

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Health: Drug Gets Pulled Away From Families, Children Now Struggling

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains what happened, and why families are so desperate.

07/15/2013

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Sunscreen Label Changes Make It Easier To Choose Correct Product

With skin cancer rates on the rise, choosing sunscreen is an important job that needs to be done correctly.

07/14/2013

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Health: Tobacco Companies Introduce Their First Electronic Cigarettes

They’ve been on the market for years, but as Health Watch reporter Stephanie Stahl show us, this is the first time tobacco companies are getting in the game.

07/02/2013

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Health: New Treatment To Help Injuries Heal Faster

There’s a new, easy and more convenient way to help injuries heal faster.

05/31/2013

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U.S. Files Lawsuit Against Philadelphia Food Warehouse After Urine, Feces Found Inside

The suit was filed against New Rich City Trading Corporation, as well as president and owner, Ms. Xiaoping Sun, and manager, Mr. Si Yan Chuen.

05/29/2013

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New Meat Labeling Rules Go Into Effect In U.S.

Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday.

05/28/2013

FDA Regulations Change Sunscreen Packaging

“They’re trying to make sense for the public, to make it simple for them,” Dr. Antony Benedetto said.

05/23/2013

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3 On Your Side: Not Quite Ice Cream

As 3 On Your side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds ice cream is having an identity crisis!

05/15/2013

Heart Disease

Health: How To Predict a Heart Attack

Heart disease can be a silent killer. Often you don’t know you’re at risk until it is too late. Now there’s a new non-invasive heart attack predictor.

05/10/2013

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FDA Reviewing Merck’s Allergy Therapy Meant To Reduce Allergic Reactions

Drugmaker Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its second application to sell a new type of allergy treatment meant to gradually reduce allergic reactions over time, rather than just relieving sneezing, itching and other symptoms temporarily.

05/08/2013

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FDA To Investigate Added Caffeine In Foods

The FDA’s new look at added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents is in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley.

04/30/2013

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Herbal Remedies Vs. Regulated Meds

What does the law say about what herbal and homeopathic remedies need to tell you – and what they don’t?

04/18/2013

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