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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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Health: Hidden Swimming Danger

Cooling off in the summer heat has many headed to the shore or a pool, but doctors say there’s a hidden danger that can be life threatening. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains what can happen.

07/31/2014

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American Well App

The American Well app lets you see a doctor on your phone or tablet – and even get short term prescriptions and consultations.

07/31/2014

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Health: Zapping Away Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

New help for breast cancer patients struggling with difficult side effects caused by drugs taken to prevent a recurrence.

07/30/2014

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Study: Even Short, Slow Runs Could Help You Live Longer

According to the researchers, runners were up to 45 percent less likely to die from heart disease or stroke than those who didn’t run at all, and the effects were found regardless of distance, duration or speed.

07/30/2014

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Your Health And The Weather

We talk a great deal about different things that can impact our health, both good and bad. But one of the things we don’t talk about much is the weather.

07/30/2014

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Study: Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report.

07/28/2014

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Health: Security Concerns In Wake Of Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

The medical center shooting in Darby has raised new concerns about security at health care facilities.

07/25/2014

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Simple, Do-At-Home Test Could Save Your Life

A new, simple test that can be done at home might help save the lives of people with irregular heartbeats.

07/24/2014

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Health: Future Of Contraception? A Microchip May Be Able To Help

Researchers are testing a birth control microchip that can be turned off and on with a remote. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains how it works.

07/23/2014

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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.

07/22/2014

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Health: Temple University Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus In Human Cells

A scientific first from Philadelphia, that could pave the way toward curing HIV. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the breakthrough.

07/21/2014

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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Local Doctor Says Heart Failure Patients Could Benefit From Added Supplement

Millions of heart failure patients could benefit by adding a well-known supplement to the treatment.

07/20/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: New Chapter In Veterans Affairs Scandal, Local Whistle-blower Shares Details

The revelations come from whistle-blowers who are working inside the center. One talked exclusively to Stephanie Stahl.

07/14/2014

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