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Making The Vaccination Process A Little Easier For Kids

No one likes to get a shot, but vaccinations are required by school districts. Parents and pediatricians can make it easier for kids to suffer through the pain.

08/20/2014

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Mentally Challenged Older Teens And Adults Will Soon Have Their Own Local Book Club

Beginning next month, the Camden County Library will start a book club for up to eight people with mental and developmental disabilities.

08/17/2014

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Local Children’s Hospital Will Soon Be Even More User Friendly

The Center for the Urban Child opens next month at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

08/10/2014

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Alternate Treatment For Blood Clots in Leg Drawing Medical Attention

Dr. Riyaz Bashir, an interventional cardiovascular specialist at Temple University Hospital, says a minimally invasive procedure gives patients an alternative to medication.

08/06/2014

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Doctor Warns That Itchy Skin Spot May Suggest More Investigation

Dermatologists trying to determine which skin lesions need testing first should ask patients how those patches feel.

08/05/2014

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Aramark and CHOP Team Up To Battle Childhood Obesity

The project called Home Plate is a three year research project to teach low income parents the best way to cook healthy meals to keep their kids fit.

08/03/2014

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New Oxycodone Pill Designed To Prevent Abuse

The FDA has approved an oxycodone pill designed to deter abuse.

07/30/2014

(File photo: A medical surgical technician performs triage on a patient as a nurse takes notes in a hospital emergency room.  Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Urgent-Care Facilities Not For Every Medical Situation, Area E.R. Doc Warns

As “urgent care” centers pop up all over the region, medical providers worry that many people don’t know when to bypass the urgent-care facility and head straight to a hospital emergency room.

07/29/2014

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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

(The Pond Eddy Bridge, in Pike County, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Photo provided by Penndot)

Pssst, Wanna Buy A Bridge? PennDOT’s Got One Just For You

You can buy a bridge for as little as $1. Currently there are eleven for sale.

07/18/2014

(The entrance of Wills Eye Hospital, in 2005 file photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital Ranked #2 in U.S.

Wills Eye Hospital, at 9th and Walnut Streets, comes in #2 on the list of best eye hospitals in the United States.

07/15/2014

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Live Acrobatic Show At Tyler Arboretum This Week

Members of the Almanac Dance Circus Theater will be entertaining visitors during “Nightfall,” a onetime free show.

07/13/2014

Dr. Varleisha Gibbs (credit: Lauren Whetzel, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)

Local Doctor Offers Advice On Keeping Autistic Children Safe Near Water

Keeping autistic children safe near the water is a major issue as drowning is the leading cause of death for them.

07/12/2014

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Bucks County Hospital Adopts High-Tech Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

The procedure is called a cardiac ablation, and it is often used to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, or “A-fib,” the most common heart rhythm problem.

07/11/2014

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Local Bone Marrow Expert Sees New Hope For Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Henry Fung, director of the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program, says the new study indicates an effective treatment for adults that will cause them far less discomfort.

07/01/2014

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