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FDA Approves Quick And Easy Flu Test

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a faster, more accurate test that can be used in your local doctor’s office.

01/08/2015

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Temple University Taking Part In Study That Uses Stem Cells To Help Patients With End Stage Heart Failure

The nationwide study Temple University is taking part in is for people who have no other treatment options available and their heart is failing.

01/04/2015

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This Year’s Flu Vaccines Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation

When working on the influenza vaccine for the following year, researchers make a guess as to which strains will be prevalent.

01/02/2015

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Temple Psychologist Dispels Popular Holiday Myths

Just because you’ve heard a hot holiday tip, doesn’t make it fact.

12/22/2014

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$10K Grant Will Expand Program Helping Patients Understand Medical Care In Their Native Language

Patients at Abington Health’s Schilling Campus in Willow Grove can now use video phones and computer monitors to connect to human interpreters in more than a hundred languages.

12/21/2014

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Study: The Dirtiest Thing You Touch Each Day Is Probably Not The Toilet Seat

Germs are everywhere, but nine everyday things you touch may be dirtier than your toilet seat according to a new study.

12/14/2014

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Tax Time May Be Months Away, But Now Is A Good Time To Start Preparing

It’s a busy time, but you can find a few minutes to get tax information organized and that can help in April, according to Rosalind Sutch a CPA with Drucker and Scaccetti in Philadelphia.

12/13/2014

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Bucks County Food Bank Launches Website To Make It Easier To Help Those In Need

The Bristol Borough Community Action Group is feeding more than 220 families a week; that’s a 46 percent increase from the beginning of the year.

12/07/2014

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Local Company Working To Make Workouts Environmentally Friendly

Chakra Fitwear, based in Philadelphia, will turn used plastic bottles into yoga pants for sale on the internet.

12/06/2014

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After Cyber Monday, Spend Time, Not Cash, In Your Community

If you don’t have plans for Tuesday, it would be a good day to volunteer.

11/27/2014

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Strep Throat Or Similar Infections May Trigger Or Worsen Certain Problems In Children

PANDAS: pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep is controversial and scientists are still trying to prove it exit

11/23/2014

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New Way To Watch Prostate Cancer Being Used At Local Hospitals

Doctors may “watch ” prostate cancer tumors, but keeping an eye on the tumors involves invasive needle biopsies.

11/16/2014

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Suicide Death of Robin Williams Brings Attention to ‘Lewy Body Dementia’

An autopsy has revealed that actor-comedian Robin Williams suffered from a common and yet relatively unknown form of dementia.

11/12/2014

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IRS Warns of Phone Scam Threatening Pending Lawsuit

If you’ve received a phone call claiming the IRS is suing you, don’t call back. It’s a scam.

11/06/2014

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Doctors And Nurses Need Patients’ Help In Order To Make Them Better

Your medical team should include more than your doctors and nurses; you are a key component according to Janette Bisbee, Education Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network.

11/02/2014

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