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Health: New Research Says Men Get Sicker With The Flu Than Women

The flu season is ramping up and many are predicting it’s going to be a rough one, partially because the flu vaccine is less effective this year. And new research says it could be especially bad for men. It says men actually get sicker than women and suffer more.

12/16/2014

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Health: Study Finds Feeling Younger Might Be The Key To Living Longer

What’s the secret to living a long healthy life? Doctors say exercise and eating well are important, but so is your attitude.

12/16/2014

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Health: Breast Cancer Patients Getting Too Much Radiation

Women with early stage breast cancer are getting unnecessarily long radiation treatments according to a new study released Wednesday from Penn Medicine.

12/10/2014

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Canadian Researchers Claim Potato Extract Could Prevent Obesity

While watching your intake is good, you might not want to completely skip the spuds just yet.

12/10/2014

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Health: Protecting Skin From Air Pollution

From car exhaust and cigarette smoke, to soot and smog, air pollution is not only bad for your lungs. Dirty air hurts your skin too.

12/10/2014

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Study: Stress Causes Aging — Even In Teens And Pre-teens

Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.

12/09/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

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Health: New Sleep Apnea Treatment

There’s a new option for the 18 million Americans who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea which can cause a variety of health problems including an increased risk of heart disease and weight gain.

12/02/2014

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2 Philadelphia Hospitals Designated For Ebola Care 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a list Tuesday of 35 designated hospitals across the country.

12/02/2014

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Health: Toy Related Injuries Increasing

New research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows injuries related to toys have increased nearly 40 percent in the past two decades.

12/01/2014

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‘Healthy Pa.’ Enrollment Begins Today

Uninsured Pennsylvanians whose annual income is less than 138 percent of the federal poverty limit can apply for health coverage through the state’s new “Healthy PA” program.

12/01/2014

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Deadline App

If you’re curious when your last day might be, there’s the Deadline app.

12/01/2014

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Health: More People Expected To Get CT Scans For Lung Cancer

A surge is expected now that they’ll be covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

11/27/2014

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Health: FDA Issues New Rules Mandating Calories Be Posted On Menus At Big Chain Restaurants And Stores

The FDA issued new rules which will soon show you exactly how many calories you’re eating when you dine out.

11/25/2014

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