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Local School Districts Preparing For Potential Enterovirus 68 Spread

“It seems pretty unenviable it would move,” says Terry Quinlan, the supervisor of health services for the Lower Merion School District.

09/13/2014

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Taking 5-Minute Walks Every Hour Could Counteract Damage Done By Sitting

Let’s face it: Sitting all day is terrible for you.

09/12/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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3 Tips For Getting Your Kids To Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Many moms (and dads!) don’t have time to spend trying to get their kids to eat their peas and carrots. The solution? Present those fruits and veggies differently – and fast.

09/12/2014

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Study: ‘Fat-shaming’ Overweight People Doesn’t Help — And Might Actually Hurt

The research, which focused on nearly 3,000 adults over the course of four years, found that those who reported being discriminated against because of their weight actually put on more pounds than those who didn’t.

09/11/2014

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Study: Eating Spinach Decreases Cravings

A small Swedish study has found that Popeye was right: spinach really is a superfood.

09/10/2014

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Health: As Rare Virus Spreads Across U.S., Health Officials Urge Doctors To Be On The Lookout

State health departments tell Eyewitness News they aren’t aware of any cases in our area, but health officials say it could spread here.

09/08/2014

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Health: Stand Up To Cancer Research Brings Hope To Patients At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl speaks with one family who hopes local research funded by tonight’s event can potentially save their young boy’s life.

09/05/2014

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Health: Stand Up To Cancer Money Is Helping Local Leukemia Patients Survive The Disease

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how the money raised is helping leukemia patients right here in Philadelphia thanks to promising therapies.

09/04/2014

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Study: Kids Eat Healthier Foods On School Days

Easing back into the school year could also mean easy back into eating healthy for many children.

09/03/2014

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CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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Health: Study Suggests Breast Cancer Patients Who Undergo Double Mastectomy Don’t Have Better Survival Rates

Women are getting potentially unnecessary surgery hoping to guard against breast cancer. New research says it’s happening more and more, but it’s not saving lives.

09/02/2014

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Health: Trend Has Coffee Drinkers Putting Butter In Their Cup Of Joe

Putting butter in your coffee may sound weird, but it’s a popular new trend.

08/29/2014

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Study Sheds Light On ‘Sleep Drunkenness’

You’ve heard of sleep apnea and sleepwalking, but what about “sleep drunkenness”?

08/25/2014

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Water Minder App

WaterMinder is an app that will keep your need to drink water top of mind – reminding you to drink at regular intervals, so you meet your daily goal.

08/25/2014

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