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Health Care Reform Unfinished, Part 2: The Family Doctor: A Practice Model On Life Support?

One of the Affordable Care Act’s goals that is falling short is support for primary care doctors.

04/15/2014

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Health: Training Your Brain

People take medication every day for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Now, a new technique could someday help make all of that go away by simply using your mind.

04/11/2014

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Jefferson 3.0 Brings Together University, Hospital, Focusing On Future On Medicine

One of Philadelphia’s largest teaching hospitals is about to get a makeover. They’re calling it Jefferson 3.0.

04/11/2014

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Study: Attending Pre-Kindergarten May Lead To Healthier Adult Life

Researchers suspect that the stability of five years of pre-K may have shielded the children against stress and health risks of growing up poor.

04/01/2014

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National Health Study Shows Mixed Results For Philadelphia Region

A newly released study looks into the health of people in every county in every state across America — and what can be done to improve things.

03/29/2014

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Health: Changes May Soon Come For Electronic Cigarette Users In Philadelphia

Smoking electronic cigarettes in public places in the city of Philadelphia could soon be restricted. City Council is set to vote Thursday on whether to ban them in places like restaurants, bars and public parks, just like the current regular cigarette ban in the city.

03/26/2014

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Nature Vs. Nurture – It May Not Be One Or The Other

People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.

03/24/2014

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Eating Certain Foods Can Help You Save Money And Improve Your Health

Eating healthy is always important, but it takes on added significance when you’re sick or battling a serious illness.

03/23/2014

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Mercy Hospital Offers Mammogram With A Manicure

A local hospital is holding a walk-in session for women needing mammograms, and the event has a free twist.

03/21/2014

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Health: Women Will Be Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s More Than Men According To New Report

A startling number of women will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, compared to men, according to a new report. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the numbers.

03/19/2014

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Health: Colon Cancer Rates Drop Sharply

Colonoscopies are reducing colon cancer cases in the United States, and it’s saving lives. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is here with more on a new report.

03/17/2014

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Schmidt’s Skin Cancer Diagnosis Is Eye Opener For Many

The fact that Mike Schmidt has malignant melanoma has raised a lot of questions and concerns about the disease.

03/17/2014

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Survey: Unflattering Selfies May Be Responsible For Increase In Cosmetic Procedures

If you’ve ever looked at a photo of yourself online and cringed, you might not be surprised by a new study that suggests “selfies” are contributing to an increase in the number of people seeking plastic surgery.

03/14/2014

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Health: Growing Trend Has Some Gargling Cooking Oil To Help Their Health

A new trend with claims to be able to cure bad breath, arthritis, hangovers and even whiten teeth. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains.

03/13/2014

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Death Of Drexel University Student Being Probed As Possible Case Of Meningitis

Authorities say the death of a student at a Drexel sorority house is being investigated as a suspected case of meningitis.

03/11/2014

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