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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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Health: Study Links Heartburn Medications, Heart Attacks

A large new study shows a clear link between some widely-used heartburn medicines and heart attacks. CBS 3 health reporter Stephanie Stahl explains the connection.

06/10/2015

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New Apple Update Will Reportedly Allow Users To Store And Track Intimate Health Info

A set of “HealthKit” features in the upcoming iOS 9 will allow users to track their reproductive health, including how often they have sex.

06/10/2015

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Health: Zap Your Snoring

Zap your snoring with a quick trip to the dentist. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the treatment with no downtime and very few side effects.

06/09/2015

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Health: Students Get A Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Drexel University wants students to be pro-active about their mental health and has found a way to gauge the mood of the student body which this week is taking on the added pressure of finals.

06/09/2015

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Health: Research Released About New Tick Threat

On the CBS3 HealthWatch, warm summer days increase the risk of tick bites and Lyme disease. For the past five years, Pennsylvania has had the most cases of tick-born illnesses in the country. Now there’s new research about another new tick threat.

06/08/2015

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Most Women Routinely Visit A Doctor For Annual Checkups, But What About Men?

Men over 50 should see a physician to get recommended screenings, according to Dr. Bernard King.

06/07/2015

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FDA Panel Backs Female Libido Pill, Under Safety Conditions

The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 18-6 in favor of approving Sprout Pharmaceutical’s daily pill.

06/04/2015

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CDC: Melanoma Rates Have Doubled Over Last 30 Years

In report released Tuesday by the CDC, the organization says melanoma is responsible for more than 9,000 skin cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.

06/03/2015

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Experts: Desk Workers Should Stand For At Least 2 Hours Per Day

In the first advice of its kind, British experts are recommending office workers stand up for at least two hours a day.

06/02/2015

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Health: When Is The Best Time To Drink Coffee?

Can’t manage mornings without an immediate jolt of caffeine? It turns out that if you do that, you’re not getting the full benefits of caffeine.

05/28/2015

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Study: Get A Degree Before Getting Hitched To Keep The Weight Off

People who earn a four-year college degree before they marry are apparently less likely to become obese when compared to those who graduate after getting married.

05/28/2015

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