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Dr. Palak Raval-Nelson (center), director of Environmental Health Services for the city Health Department. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Puts Bed Bug Problem Under Microscope

There was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs.


Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler (left) listens as Mayor Nutter describes city efforts to get stores to stop selling cigarettes.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Wants Local Stores To Stop Selling Cigarettes

Mayor Nutter says there’s no conflict between city schools getting millions from the new $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes, and the Health Department’s effort to convince local stores to stop selling cigarettes.


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Rabid Bat Confirmed In Clementon

The Camden County Health Department has been notified that a bat removed from a yard in Clementon has tested positive for rabies.


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Drexel University Releases New Statement On Suspected Meningitis Death

The Philadelphia Health Department tells CBS 3 its laboratory has determined that the isolate is serogroup B. This is the same serotype that sickened Princeton University students last year.


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Sandy Rebuilding Poses Mosquito Risk In New Jersey

Rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy raises the risk of more mosquitoes in New Jersey.


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Doctor Says Don’t Raise Volume Level Past 75

New York City is putting together a quarter-million-dollar social media campaign warning teens about the health risks of listening to loud music through their headphones. A local expert gives us an “earful” about that.


(A horse found tied to a fence last year in North Philadelphia.)

City Councilman Introduces Regulations Regarding Horse Ownership

A Philadelphia city councilman insists he’s not horsing around in introducing new regulations to cover when a resident keeps a horse at their house.



Rabid Bat Captured In Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Health Department confirmed on Tuesday that the rabid bat was captured at a home on the 700 block of Mill Creek Road in Gladwyne.


Health Officials Investigate New Strain Of Influenza That Sickened Pennsylvania Child

Health officials are investigating a new strain of influenza that has sickened a Pennsylvania child.


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Philadelphian Hospitalized In Connection To Contaminated Ground Turkey

The Pennsylvania Health Department says one person from Philadelphia has been hospitalized with salmonella as part of the national recall of contaminated ground turkey.


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Philadelphia City Council Approves Measure Requiring Stores Selling Tobacco To Get A Permit

Shops that sell tobacco in Philadelphia will soon have to fork over $50 for a permit.


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Report: Atlantic City Casinos Failing To Enforce Smoking Ban

Atlantic City and casino officials are mostly failing to enforce the measure that bans smoking on most areas of casino floors, according to a published report.