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Philadelphia Receives Federal Grant To Help Bring Infant Mortality Rate Number Down

In an effort to decrease the number of infant deaths in Philadelphia, a $13.5 million grant has been awarded to two local agencies.


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With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia’s Elderly ‘Heatline’ Keeping Their Cool

Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.


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Former Philly Health Dept. Employee Who Turned To Crime Gets Cut A Break At Sentencing

The defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.



Second Hand Smoke’s Effect On Children Focus Of Health Department Campaign

The City Health Department is launching a new multi-media campaign to reduce the effects of second-hand smoke on children.


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Health: Underage & Undercover: City Cutting Down On Stores Selling Tobacco Products To Youth

Philadelphia is cracking down on illegal sales of tobacco products to minors. Smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in Philadelphia. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl visits some violators and reveals the underage and undercover operation.



Problem Of Obesity In Philadelphia School Children Getting Smaller

The Philadelphia Health Department said Thursday the city’s school children are getting thinner.



Health: Philadelphia Health Dept. Launches ‘She Takes Control’ Safe Sex Campaign

The Philadelphia Department of Health has launched a new program to get teenage girls to carry condoms. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.


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On HIV Testing Day, Officials Plead For Better Response in Philadelphia

Blame the perceived stigma and fear, says Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia.


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Thousands Arriving In Philadelphia For Diabetes Convention

Philadelphia will host its largest convention of the year later this week.



Heat Warning Issued For Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia will be under a heat warning Monday and Tuesday.


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Philadelphia Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots

Flu season is approaching, and the Philadelphia Health Department is offering free flu immunizations to city residents.



Study Shows Philadelphia Boys Don’t Use Condoms Enough When First Having Sex

Nationally – 80 percent of boys are using a condom the first time they have sex – but in Philadelphia – a study released earlier this year finds the percentage is closer to 60 percent.



Fifth Death Due To Extreme Heat Recorded In Philadelphia

The medical examiner officially listed the cause of death as cardio-vascular disease and heat.


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Philadelphia Councilman Wants Health Department To Resume Wild Raccoon Control

Councilman Darrell Clarke says that in parts of his district, next to crime, wild and possibly rabid raccoons are the top issue.



Philadelphia City Council Committee Gets Update On AIDS In City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials testified today that HIV and AIDS remain pervasive problems in the city, particularly among lower income families. City Council looked at the issue today, and the committee hearing included […]