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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:56 GMT2017-03-23T17:17:56Z

 



Obamacare vs. GOP: How much would you pay in Philly area under each plan?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:56 GMT2017-03-23T17:17:56Z




Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than others

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:56:47 GMT2017-03-23T16:56:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.






Bill Lyon: Maybe downsizing not the worst thing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:30 GMT2017-03-23T16:30:30Z

In the house we lived in for the past 42 years, a split level, there are 7 steps down and 7 steps up. If you need to go to the basement, that's four more. Each way. Plus a warning: Mind your head.






FactCheck: Physician Numbers Up Under Obamacare

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:32:29 GMT2017-03-23T15:32:29Z

The nonpartisan fact-checking organization declares "False" President Trump's March 20 statement that "Many of our best and brightest are leaving the medical profession entirely because of Obamacare."



Do Republicans have the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:01:58 GMT2017-03-23T15:01:58Z

WASHINGTON — The Republican health-care overhaul spearheaded by House Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by President Trump hung in the balance Wednesday, as the White House signaled at the 11th hour a willingness to rework the measure to mollify conservatives.



U.K. grants license to make babies using DNA from three people

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:56:58 GMT2017-03-23T13:56:58Z




On health reform, Dems and the GOP don’t speak the same language

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:01 GMT2017-03-23T13:53:01Z







Pa. industrial hemp projects get greenlight

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:47:56 GMT2017-03-23T13:47:56Z




Could ultraviolet light save us from hospital superbugs?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:45:12 GMT2017-03-23T13:45:12Z




Can drinking fruit juice affect your child’s weight?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:33:33 GMT2017-03-23T13:33:33Z

Drinking one 6 ounce serving of 100 fruit juice daily may cause a small amount of weight gain in younger children, a new study finds.



Three ways you can avoid infection in the hospital

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:22:36 GMT2017-03-23T13:22:36Z

Headed to the hospital? Here are three commonsense steps you can take to reduce the risk of infection, says James Davis, a senior infection-prevention analyst at ECRI Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization in Plymouth Meeting.



RX for hospital stress: Hug a puppy, cuddle a kitten

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:21:10 GMT2017-03-23T13:21:10Z




Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:11 GMT2017-03-22T22:45:11Z

BOSTON (AP) - The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.






The dangers of marijuana edibles for kids

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:05:05 GMT2017-03-22T21:05:05Z

Children can end up with serious toxicity if they consume edibles. They contain several times the recommended adult dose of THC.



FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:09:07 GMT2017-03-22T19:09:07Z

Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



Patti LaBelle to headline Temple University Hospital gala

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:56:48 GMT2017-03-22T17:56:48Z