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Lynne Adkins

(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

Dr. Sean Hennessy (Credit: Penn Medicine Communications)

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

(Photos by Karin Phillips)

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

(Dr. Henry Fung.  Photo provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center)

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

Greenwood Avenue Bridge in Jenkintown (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Bridge In Jenkintown Reopens…Finally

A bridge over the Jenkintown Train Station will finally reopen Monday morning.

06/30/2014

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Philadelphia-Tested Robotic Legs Get FDA Approval For Home Use

The device, “Rewalk,” fits like a suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis, enabling him or her to walk.

06/27/2014

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Study: 3D Mammograms 41% More Effective Than Traditional Mammograms

3D mammograms spot more cancers and save women more sleepless nights than regular mammograms, according to a new study.

06/25/2014

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Researcher Says “Haters” Are Better At Focusing On Things They Really Like

Haters just don’t enjoy everything they encounter, and while you might think that’s not a good thing it might not be.

06/22/2014

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Free Home Help Offered For Low Income Bucks County Residents

Low income Bucks County residents can get free help to make sure their homes are warm and cozy when winter returns.

06/15/2014

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 Delaware Valley College)

Hundreds To Gather In Bucks County To Help Feed The Hungry

The daylong event at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown is aimed at feeding the hungry and filling local food banks.

06/14/2014

Dr. Gerard Criner (photo by Lynne Adkins)

Temple Doctors Examine Effectiveness Of Ibuprofen In Emphysema Treatment

Doctors at Temple University are part of a study to determine if a well known anti inflammatory medication can help treat patients with emphysema.

06/12/2014

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