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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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Study Claims ‘Mom Brain’ Is Real

As it turns out, motherhood and pregnancy can actually alter the brain.

05/26/2015

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Avoiding Heat Related Health Problems With Temperatures Headed To The 90s This Week

Summer is not officially here just yet, but the mid 90s temperatures this week will make it feel like we are in mid-July.

05/26/2015

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Study: Ongoing Symptoms Of Depression And A Person’s Risk Of Stroke Are Linked

What scientists found is that “persistently high depressive symptoms were associated with increased stroke risk,” even in those whose symptoms had abated between interviews.

05/22/2015

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Study Claims Coffee Could Improve A Man’s Sex Life

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) found that men who consume caffeine on a daily basis had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction.

05/22/2015

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Health: 2 Local Doctors Want FDA To Do More To Make Sure Medical Devices Are Safe

Is the FDA doing enough to protect patients from potentially dangerous medical devices? Two Philadelphia area doctors say no. They’re fighting to prevent more tragedies, while living through their own.

05/21/2015

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Study: Baby’s Gender Could Affect Mother’s Risk Of Developing Diabetes

The Mt. Sinai researchers say they studied just over 1,000 pregnant women at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

05/20/2015

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Health: Is A Popular Hairstyle Leading To Baldness?

A ponytail might offer casual style and relief from the heat, but it turns out the popular hairstyle could also cause hair loss and even balding.

05/19/2015

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Study: Those Who Don’t Work 9-5 Shift Are Prone To Health Issues

The research looked at more than 1,500 workers and found nearly half of all shift workers are overweight, have sleep problems and are more likely to develop issues like diabetes.

05/18/2015

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Health: What’s Causing This Year’s Bad Allergy Season?

An explosion of pollen is making people miserable. This is an especially bad allergy season. Many people are going to emergency rooms, and the Philadelphia Health Department has issued an advisory. CBS 3 health reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on why it’s so bad, and tells you the simple things you do can right now to breathe easier.

05/11/2015

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