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Health Stories

Only when he, too, was diagnosed did Philly oncologist learn about the other side of fighting cancer

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Children's Health

Acute flaccid myelitis: What is the polio-like illness paralyzing U.S. children?

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FDA warns that products from popular chocolatier may be contaminated with hepatitis A

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Deaths by cancer on a steady 25-year decline in the United States, new report finds

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Illness

Influenza now widespread in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

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Illness

Cancer-detecting 'breathalyzer' begins large trial in United Kingdom

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Prevention

Penn Medicine survey helps people create goals for reducing cancer risk

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Health News

Milk from Lancaster County farm quarantined due to bacterial infection

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Unsanitary practices at New Jersey surgery center could lead to widespread HIV, hepatitis infections

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3 major health challenges expected to cause global impact in 2019

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Seven common symptoms that should not be overlooked

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Illness

Yes, it is possible to get an infection from sniffing smelly socks — but it's unlikely

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Prevention

Here's how to avoid getting sick during your holiday flight

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Adult Health

Citing convenience, millennials opting for urgent care over primary care

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Illness

Life interrupted: Facing chronic illness in your 20s and 30s

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Wellness

This fruit is currently the buzzy 'cure-all' for the common cold

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Beware the neti pot: Woman died from brain-eating amoeba after using tap water

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Illness

New test can detect cancer – in just 10 minutes

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Illness

Adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey medical center shows communication errors, still no known source

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Doctors remove a 70-pound tumor from man who thought he had a 'beer belly'

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What you need to know about the 2019 Flu Season

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Health News

A Maryland college student died from the same adenovirus causing death toll in New Jersey

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Five things people lie to their doctor about

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The most contagious common illnesses

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Health News

With two more measles cases in New Jersey, outbreak declared

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Four common misperceptions about HIV

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These superfoods can help you fight off the common cold

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Officials warn of potential measles exposure at Newark airport

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New Jersey man dies of rare brain-eating bacteria after trip to Texas

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Last flu season was deadliest in four decades

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In 1918, Philadelphia was in 'the grippe' of misery and suffering

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Health Stories

100 years ago, 'Spanish flu' shut down Philadelphia – and wiped out thousands

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Illness

Prostate removal helps cancer patients live longer than more common treatments

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Doctors using virtual reality to benefit cancer patients

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Illness

Eleven cases of West Nile Virus reported in Philly

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Thousands of pounds of ground meat recalled for possible E. coli contamination

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Health Stories

Collegeville boy, 6, gets wish to become pilot for a day

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Illness

The dirtiest part of an airport isn't the bathrooms

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Illness

Stop eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks, CDC warns

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Illness

Gonorrhea resists all but one antibiotic – and that may not last much longer

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Health News

Penn research offers hope in fight against brain cancer that killed John McCain

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How to tell the difference between allergies and a cold

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Illness

Flip a switch and shut down seizures?

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Mental Health

Seasonal affective disorder also impacts people during the summer

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Prevention

Almond milk recalled because it might contain real milk

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Mental Health

Are Snapchat filters causing an increase in body dysmorphic disorder?

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