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Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:32:43 GMT2017-08-22T23:32:43Z

 



Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:32:43 GMT2017-08-22T23:32:43Z

An overdose on heroin or prescription pain pills did increase the odds that patients would get medication-assisted treatment - by 12 percent.



How to give your brain a boost with exercise

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:11:58 GMT2017-08-22T23:11:58Z

Give your brain a workout!



Nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:38:28 GMT2017-08-22T22:38:28Z

So far, 961 people in 48 states and the District of Columbia have contracted salmonella.



Some home hospice patients are dying in pain when their opioids get stolen

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:48:22 GMT2017-08-22T21:48:22Z

As the nation's epidemic continues, some experts say hospices aren't doing enough to identify families and staff who might be stealing pills.



Ask the pharmacists: How your pharmacist can help you

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:02:37 GMT2017-08-22T21:02:37Z

This is the person to ask when you don't feel so well after starting a new medicine, or when you have questions about how a new medication could interact with what you're already taking.



Exercising is fine, but calories move the needle

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:02:00 GMT2017-08-22T21:02:00Z

Many experts, while extolling the benefits of exercise, say the primary villain when it comes to excess weight is what's on our menu.



How to tell if the eclipse hurt your eyes

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:59:09 GMT2017-08-22T19:59:09Z

A dark spot in the center of your vision is a bad sign.



Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:27 GMT2017-08-22T14:07:27Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.



Aging well means weaving the right network together. Here's how

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:55:52 GMT2017-08-22T13:55:52Z

Wise planning - and good friends - make all the difference in coping with the challenges of age, this writer learned after hip surgery.



3 mistakes that are ruining your high-intensity interval training

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:16:28 GMT2017-08-22T13:16:28Z

Begin a HIIT routine with bodyweight exercises then graduate to more challenging circuits by incorporating free weights.



A nurse's tips for sending your child off to college

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:15:18 GMT2017-08-22T13:15:18Z

A specialist from the Poison Control Center at CHOP offers her advice on what you should talk to your child about before the start of college.



The strange pain that can overcome kids, especially high-achieving teenage girls

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:54:09 GMT2017-08-22T11:54:09Z

Children with amplified pain are often bounced around between medical experts. Most undergo unsuccessful treatments, including exploratory surgery, steroids, opioids, nerve blocks, epidural morphine and electric nerve stimulation.



From Philly to the Shore, how we saw the eclipse

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:27:51 GMT2017-08-22T03:27:51Z

Although the Philadelphia region didn't get the total solar eclipse Monday, even the promise of a partial eclipse had people pouring outside to see this rare spectacle.



Eclipse day: Here's how Philly saw the big event

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:35:14 GMT2017-08-21T23:35:14Z

Even a 75 percent eclipse was impressive to the many people who poured into the streets to see the show Monday afternoon.



Millions converge on the perfect eclipse path, causing traffic in places not used to backups

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:36:28 GMT2017-08-21T22:36:28Z

Eclipse traffic descends on parts of rural America that normally are immune from such things, but no major problems reported so far.



Why American women crave chocolate at that time of the month

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:53:16 GMT2017-08-21T20:53:16Z

About half of U.S. women crave chocolate during the perimenstrual period. The reason could be it's the American Way.



'20 seconds of burning': Portland friends partly blinded after watching solar eclipse decades ago warn of dangers

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:13:38 GMT2017-08-21T18:13:38Z

Both men, now 70, say they wish they had known about the long-term harm that afternoon would do to their eyesight.



Ten burning questions about Monday's solar eclipse, answered

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:10:01 GMT2017-08-21T18:10:01Z

From why Philly gets only a partial eclipse, to why the big show will move from west to east, we'll make you look smarter at your eclipse party.



Flies, mouse droppings, and ants close Philly eateries

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:06:17 GMT2017-08-21T17:06:17Z

Health Department inspectors visit nearly 1,000 eateries and food retailers every two weeks.



Allergy alert: Ragweed is surging

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:05:09 GMT2017-08-21T17:05:09Z

The higher than usual rain this summer all but assures a bumper crop.