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Health: Man Survives Cancer and Heart Transplant, Then Bikes Coast to Coast

A Montgomery County cancer survivor rode his bike across the country to help others.

07/22/2015

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Health: New Developments In Alzheimer’s Research

Researchers have a good understanding of what causes this most extreme form of dementia, and now, in an exciting development, they are studying a possible way to stop it.

07/21/2015

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Health: Sunscreen & SPF Number

An SPF of 30 or higher, blocks 97 percent of the suns damaging rays, the primary cause of skin cancer.

07/20/2015

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Advocates Call For Bill That Could Help Cure Disease, Find Better Treatments

Supporters gathered on the Main Line Friday to push for the bill.

07/17/2015

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Keep Your Ice From Becoming Contaminated

A recent study of restaurants in the UK found that samples of ice at six out of ten chain restaurants contained more bacteria than samples of toilet water.

07/08/2015

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Health: Local Woman To Be Honored At White House For Her Efforts To Raise Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis

A Montgomery County woman will be honored at the White House Wednesday for her efforts to fight a devastating disease. The President will recognize nine people as Champions of Change for being on the front lines of finding new kinds of treatments.

07/07/2015

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Health: Resistant Starches May Aid In Weight Loss

It’s called a “resistant starch” or the “skinny carb” and it’s being hailed as a fat-burning breakthrough.

07/07/2015

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Scientists Isolate Protein Linked With Impaired Memory, Learning

Scientists also believe there may be a way to attack this protein and it could be targeted to prevent age related memory loss.

07/07/2015

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Health: New Lung Cancer Treatments Show Promise

The new numbers from the CDC show the number of cancer deaths will rise most among black women.

07/02/2015

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Study: More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or Obese

While more men than women are considered overweight, more women are obese.

06/23/2015

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Health: Bucks Woman Diagnosed Wrongly With MS Isn’t Alone

Imagine being treated for a devastating condition that you don’t have. It happens more often than you think. CBS 3 health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the exclusive story of how it happened to a woman in Bucks County.

06/17/2015

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Health: Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Shows Promise

Researchers are testing a possible breakthrough in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. An inexpensive generic vaccine has shown promise, giving longtime patients new hope.

06/17/2015

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Health: FDA Orders Food Manufacturers To Remove Trans-Fat Within 3 Years

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday the heart clogging fats will be eliminated from the food supply.

06/16/2015

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New Sleep Guidelines Released

The American Thoracic Society issued new recommendations Monday.

06/16/2015

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HealthWatch Exclusive: Melting Chin Fat

The first FDA-approved injection for melting fat has just arrived in our area. In a CBS 3 exclusive, health reporter Stephanie Stahl was there for the first patient.

06/10/2015

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