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Doylestown Hospital And Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. James B. McClurken, MD of Doylestown Hospital’s Heart Institute, spoke with us about lung cancer, since this month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

11/21/2013

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Research Confirms Long-held Belief That Polluted Air Causes Cancer

According to new research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, outdoor air pollution has now been categorized as carcinogenic to humans.

10/18/2013

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Study: Americans Are Healthier But Lag Behind Health Advances In Other Countries

According to a new study, although progress has been made in improving the health of Americans, our country still lags behind advances in other wealthy nations.

07/11/2013

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Health: Cigarette Tax Proposal Would Help The Health of Philadelphians

The health department says smoking kills more people than murders, aids, car accidents, diabetes and illegal drugs combined.

06/26/2013

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HPV Vaccination Rates Still Low

In 2010, fewer than half of girls aged 13-17 had received even just one dose of the vaccine against hpv, while only 32% had received the recommended 3 doses. This, as the death rate from hpv-associated cancers is growing.

01/25/2013

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Annual Walk For Lung Cancer Awareness is Saturday Morning in Pennsauken, NJ

Registration is at 9am. The walk starts at 10am, at Jack Curtis Stadium in Pennsauken.

11/02/2012

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World No Tobacco Day Inspires Photo Exhibit At Criminal Justice Center

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health posted a Smoking exhibit in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center on Thursday in honor of World No Tobacco Day.

05/31/2012

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Light Smoking Dramatically Increases Risk of Lung Cancer

According to a new study, smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day, commonly known as light smoking, triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer in men. In women the increased risk of lung cancer was five times greater.

05/04/2012

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Local Researchers Discover Link Between Estrogen And Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in this country and now researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a link between the female hormone estrogen and the disease.

04/04/2012

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Family: Paterno Back In Hospital For Observation

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back in the hospital. His family says he was admitted Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments.

01/13/2012

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Health: Local Researchers Developing Lung Cancer Blood Test

A quick and easy way to find early stage lung cancer. It could save thousands of live. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says researchers here in Philadelphia are getting close to making that dream a reality.

12/21/2011

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AP: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer, Son Says

Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that “his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery.”

11/18/2011

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Database Helps Determine Cancer Risk

There is a report in the British Journal of Clinical Practice that looks at an inexpensive way to help find out who is at risk for problems like lung cancer and certain gastrointestinal cancers.

11/14/2011

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Report: Atlantic City Casinos Failing To Enforce Smoking Ban

Atlantic City and casino officials are mostly failing to enforce the measure that bans smoking on most areas of casino floors, according to a published report.

04/24/2011

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Children’s Exposure To Secondhand Smoke

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at using a test to measure children’s exposure to tobacco smoke. The hope is it will encourage their parents to quit – or smoke outside.

04/01/2011

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