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Experts Advise Parents On How To Ease Back-to-School Transition For Children

With the last few days of summer vacation, children in the Delaware Valley will soon be back in the classroom. And two local experts have some practical wisdom for parents of children headed back to school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2014

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Expert Says Parents Should Start Prepping Kids For The School Year Now

School begins again in just about two weeks and one local expert says now is the time to start getting your children out of summer mode and refocus them for school.

08/19/2014

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FDA Taking Steps To Make Sure Foods Labeled ‘Gluten-Free’ Actually Are

The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines for food manufacturers. Foods that are labeled “gluten-free” can no longer contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten.

08/08/2014

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Qualifying For A Mortgage Is Easier Now, But Many Factors Affect Loan Approval

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the companies that federally insure the majority of the nation’s mortgages, are relaxing their FICO score requirements, sometimes as low as 620.

08/05/2014

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Local Students Creating Inventions To Help The Blind, Visually Impaired

Students at the Overbrook School for the blind are working on some apps to help them read.

07/20/2014

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President Obama To Visit Damaged 495 Bridge Site In Wilmington

As Congress decides whether to add money to the nation’s highway trust fund, President Obama will visit Delaware later today to see a damaged bridge.

07/17/2014

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Prepare To Pay More To Fly As TSA Fees Go Up Next Week

Planning to fly soon? You better book those flights this week because tickets purchased next Monday will cost you more.

07/14/2014

("For Sale" signs dot the way along Elfreth’s Alley.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

Houses Going Up For Sale Along Nation’s Oldest Residential Street

Owners are not permitted to change the exterior in any way but can remodel inside to their hearts content.

07/11/2014

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Philadelphia Hotels Working Through Slow Period Until Convention Business Picks Up

Philadelphia hotels have taken a hit recently as room occupancy is down. Officials know exactly why this happened and they’re confident this is temporary.

07/09/2014

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Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of Collapsing

Given the recent collapse of several row homes in the City’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.

07/08/2014

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Philadelphia Fire Officials Implement Changes To Medic Units

The City of Philadelphia receives so many 911 medical calls, that dispatchers run out of medic units to cover them.

07/07/2014

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Descendants Of Declaration Of Independence Signers Tap The Liberty Bell

The annual tradition involving one of the most enduring symbols of this country’s freedom took place Friday.

07/04/2014

(Opening day of a Philadelphia city pool in 2012.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Local Expert Warns Of Dangers Of Drowning In Summer

Chairman Department of Pediatrics at Abington Memorial Hospital Dr. Steven Shapiro says the statistics are staggering.

06/28/2014

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Teens Focus On The Future At Conference In North Philadelphia

Teens from all over the city gathered at Temple University Wednesday for a unique conference. It was designed to keep them focused on the future.

06/26/2014

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AIDS Organization Helps Get Important Health Care Information To Philadelphia Immigrants

A local organization committed to providing HIV care, social services and other outreach efforts to Philadelphia’s culturally diverse community sponsored a seminar focusing on the plight of immigrants and what can sometimes be their complicated access to health care.

06/25/2014

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