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Health: Radioactive Treatment Helps Children Battling Cancer

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on it , and how a local hospital is trying to make it work even better.

08/08/2014

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TV EXCLUSIVE: Family Says Penn Didn’t Protect Researcher Who Died After Working With Dangerous Radiation

Barbara Boyer’s first thoughts when she learned her 47-year-old husband Jeff was dying: how to tell the two young daughters he adored.

12/04/2013

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Health: Cell Phone Warning For A Certain Group of Women

Some doctors say there’s a potential link between cell phones and breast cancer, for certain women. They’re seeing evidence of breast cancer that could be connected to where some women keep their mobile phones.

11/19/2012

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Health: New Low Dose, 3-D Imaging Is Helping Local Doctors And Patients

First-of-it’s-kind technology is giving local doctors a better look inside the body, with significantly less radiation. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.

04/05/2012

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Lifestyle Choices For Preventing Breast Cancer

According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, women may be able to reduce breast cancer risk by making certain healthy lifestyle choices.

12/13/2011

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Health: Women Can Control Many Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Preventing breast cancer. A new report says women can make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of getting the disease.

12/07/2011

Radiation

Pennsylvania Air Test Shows Slight Radiation Elevation

Tests of air in Pennsylvania show an elevated level of radiation, but a state spokeswoman says it is far below levels of concern and is not considered a threat to public health or safety.

04/01/2011

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Philadelphia Researcher Tests New Radiation Exposure Treatments

Dr. Uli Rodeck, professor of dermatology and radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson Univeristy Hospital, has received a federal grant to test several drugs that would treat radiation exposure.

03/25/2011

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Expert: Radiation On Imported Japanese Cars Not A Threat

Radiation protection expert compares radiation on cars to dust on a desk.

03/22/2011

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Temple Japan Students Relocate To Hong Kong To Avoid Radiation

Temple University chartered a flight to Hong Kong for its students who wanted to leave its Tokyo campus.

03/20/2011

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Iodine Pills Selling Out Globally Amid Radiation Fears

Taking iodine pills saturates the thyroid gland and can prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body. It can help prevent thyroid cancer.

03/16/2011

A man is scanned for radiation exposure at a temporary scanning center for residents living close to the quake-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Temple Doctor Explains Dangers Of Radiation Exposure

“Radiation affects most of the cells that are reproducing rapidly — your gastrointestinal tract, your bone marrow cell. Another effect is on our genetic make-up, birth defects,” Dr. Curtis Miyamoto explains.

03/16/2011

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Docs At Jefferson Working On A New Way To Fight Cancer

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center are working on a new way to deliver radiation to save healthy tissue around a tumor.

02/02/2011

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