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  • A local doctor says uninterrupted sleep can be a powerful tool to help patients heal while in the Intensive Care Unit.
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lifestyle, health care, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges.
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president barack obama, white house, health care, national/world
  • While the weather is starting to get warmer and flowers begin to bloom, the air is starting to fill with pollen. So while it may not be freezing, you may be doing a lot of sneezing.
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allergies, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • International investigators question whether two drugs stockpiled by dozens of nations would really help in a global flu outbreak.
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flu, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • As investigators search for answers to the deadly shooting at Fort Hood, they will also be looking at the medications the shooter took.
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shooting, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • The Obama administration says more than 7 million people signed up for health care through insurance exchanges.
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washington, d.c., health care, national/world
  • Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans.
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president barack obama, health care, national/world
  • Final push for healthcare enrollment
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lifestyle, health care, national/world
  • Final push for healthcare enrollment
  • Today is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law.
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lifestyle, health care, healthcheck
  • Final push for healthcare enrollment
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lifestyle, health care, healthcheck
  • A new pilot program in Philadelphia aims to help improve people's health by setting up inside local corner grocery stores.
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lifestyle, heart health, health care, food, philadelphia news, healthcheck
  • Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Obama's health care law.
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washington, d.c., health care, president barack obama, national/world
  • A Reading man had an unconventional operation to remove a brain tumor. It is surgery rarely performed anywhere else in the country.
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surgery, health care, pennsylvania news, local/state, lisa thomas-laury
  • We are all familiar with knee or hip replacement. But doctors can also replace elbows that are injured or worn down by arthritis.
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health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • Sometimes what may look like signs of aging around the eyes could be signaling a bigger health problem.
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health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • The Crozer-Keystone Health System announced on Thursday that it will lay off 250 employees.
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pennsylvania news, health care, local/state
  • Gov. Tom Corbett
  • Gov. Tom Corbett had successful hernia surgery in Pittsburgh on Thursday and briefly turned over the reins of power to his lieutenant governor.
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pennsylvania news, health care, surgery, gov. tom corbett, local/state
  • A new cosmetic treatment claims to vanquish fat, especially in those hard-to-get areas like your belly, love handles or back.
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weight loss, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Action News Online
  • New Jersey could lose $7.6 million in federal money it could have used to inform residents about signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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new jersey news, health care, local/state
  • A legendary Phillies short-stop and manager is now talking about something other than baseball.
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philadelphia phillies, health care, cdc, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • With flu activity picking up in our area, health care officials say there is still time to protect yourself.
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flu, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • The state of Delaware is giving residents a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to get healthier.
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gov. jack markell, heart health, health care, lifestyle, delaware news, healthcheck
  • Influenza cases continue to rise across Pennsylvania, as health care officials experience a shortage on Tamiflu.
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flu, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • Delaware's congressional delegation says the federal government is providing more money to the state to try to boost enrollment in its new health insurance exchange.
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delaware news, health care, inside politics
  • After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?
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health care, president barack obama, national/world
  • A local man who lost more than 200 pounds is inspiration for those resolving to get fit in the New Year.
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weight loss, health care, lifestyle, new jersey news, healthcheck
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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health care, washington, d.c., president barack obama, supreme court, national/world
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.
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health care, washington, d.c., president barack obama, supreme court, national/world
  • The flu season is kicking into high gear in Pennsylvania, and health officials warn these viruses can spread quickly.
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flu, lifestyle, health care, healthcheck
  • A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators and consumers.
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health care, president barack obama, national/world
  • The government's revamped health care website is being put to its biggest test today as the signup deadline approaches.
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washington, d.c., president barack obama, health care, national/world
  • Monday's deadline for signing up for insurance under the new health care law has effectively been extended through Tuesday.
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president barack obama, health care, national/world
  • Raising healthy kids: Reducing radiation exposure
  • Many parents and doctors are asking whether kids are getting too much radiation from some tests.
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lifestyle, radiation, health care, children, raising healthy kids, healthcheck
  • Most people love this time of year, but for some, the holidays can be difficult.
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holidays, christmas, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • We all remember the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009 and 2010 - when the virus swept through communities fast. But according to a new report, despite that experience, most states are not ready to handle threats from infectious diseases.
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health care, flu, lifestyle, pennsylvania news, new jersey news, delaware news, healthcheck
  • The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut sparked more conversations about gun control and how we deal with mental illness.
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philadelphia news, health care, lifestyle, local/state, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Action News Online
  • The number of New Jersey residents who have enrolled for health insurance through a federal government-run website grew threefold in the program's second month.
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new jersey news, health care, local/state
  • Action News Online
  • Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds.
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philadelphia news, health care, local/state
  • Getting a fit tummy after becoming a mommy
  • The baby weight may be gone, but evidence of your former pregnant self is still there, and no amount of diet or exercise will get rid of it... until now.
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special report, lifestyle, children, health care, special reports, erin o'hearn
  • Patients are speaking out about a dispute between a local neurology group and the area's biggest insurance company.
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health care, lifestyle, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Most women develop spider veins on their legs. Hormone changes, sun exposure, extra weight, and circulation problems can increase those networks of red or purple blood vessels. And sometimes, they itch or burn.
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lifestyle, health care, healthcheck
  • Princeton to make meningitis B vaccine available
  • Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S.
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new jersey news, health care, meningitis, princeton news, local/state
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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new jersey news, health care, meningitis, princeton news, local/state
  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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new jersey news, health care, meningitis, princeton news, local/state
  • Changes to the president's health care law would let insurance companies keep offering plans that would otherwise be canceled.
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health care, washington, d.c., president barack obama, national/world
  • Add simmering Democratic discontent to the problems plaguing "Obamacare," now that first-month enrollment figures are out.
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washington, d.c., health care, national/world
  • The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month.
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u.s. house of representatives, health care, national/world
  • Adding pressure to fix the administration's problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the law.
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bill clinton, president barack obama, health care, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans - one-third of all adults - to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
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lifestyle, health care, heart health, healthcheck