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Local Professor Offers Tips For Travelling With Special Needs Children

Traveling with special needs children takes planning anytime, but during the holidays its crucial to be prepared.

11/24/2013

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Cataract Surgery Is Worth The Money, Doctors Say

A local ophthalmologist has put a dollar value on cataract surgery and it’s a good deal.

11/20/2013

Dr. Eric Ricefield, President of Your Next Step in Ardmore, PA. (credit: Your Next Step)

New Treatment May Help Patients With Nerve Damage In Feet

There is hope for people who have nerve pain or no feeling in their feet. A local podiatrist is using a new treatment to help patients with nerve damage.

11/13/2013

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Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Return For The Holidays

The Salvation Army kicked off its annual red kettle campaign on Tuesday at the Gallery at Market East.

11/12/2013

Dennis Riling, a Marine veteran and Delaware Valley College alumnus, who coordinates the Organic Farming Program. (credit: Annmarie Ely, Delaware Valley College)

Returning Vets Get An Introduction To Farm Life

Returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan are encouraged to take part in a 3-semester course to learn about organic farming first hand.

11/11/2013

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Not All Parents Choose To Leave Money To Their Children

There are reasons people decide not to leave cash to the adult kids. Parents are living longer and more actively, health care costs are skyrocketing and there’s that great charity that could do a lot of good with the money.

11/10/2013

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Expert: Weight Loss Likely To Improve Sex Life For Women

Local researchers have found that women are a lot happier in the bedroom following bariatric surgery.

11/09/2013

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Retreat Facility Helps Female Veterans Find Peace Through Music And Art

The Farmhouse is a small retreat facility in Kennett Square, Chester County and founder Barbara Montgomery says it’s the perfect place to bring female veterans together to connect following the horrors of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

11/09/2013

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Childcare Rivals College For Biggest Kid-Related Expenses

“The median cost of care in a center in the five county area ranges from about 11,000 in Philadelphia to 13,000 in Montgomery County,”

11/06/2013

(A lounge area at the new adult day care center being opened by the Abramson Center for Jewish Life.  Photo provided)

Social Service Agency Opening Elder Day-Care Facility in NE Philadelphia

The Abramson Center for Jewish Life will open a new facility this month to cater to the needs of elderly people who require some daily care but are still living in a home environment.

11/04/2013

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Temple University Professor Uses Flower Petals To Heal

Plants may be the solution to balancing your system and reducing stress.

11/03/2013

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Second Annual ‘Run For The Stripes’ 5k Takes Place At Philadelphia Zoo

Families can have fun and raise money to battle certain cancers at the Philadelphia Zoo next Saturday.

11/02/2013

(Dr. Hossein Borghaei of Fox Chase Cancer Center, at a recent press briefing, discussing his work on a machine that would detect certain cancers by analyzing the patient's breath.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Philadelphia Doctors Creating a Breath-Sniffing Cancer Detection Machine

Researchers know that dogs have proven they can detect cancer by smell. Now, doctors are working on a machine that will do the same thing.

11/01/2013

(Dr. Peter Lelkes.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Philadelphia Scientist Says His Soy-Based Bandages Are Better

Temple University professor Peter Lelkes thinks he has a better way of dressing serious wounds — including on the battlefield.

10/29/2013

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“Going Green” Tax Credits To Expire In 2013

With the end of 2013, several environmentally friendly tax credits expire including those for fixing up the house, according to Jeff Kim a CPA in Bala Cynwyd.

10/27/2013

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