Health

In this Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, receives the contents of an intravenous bag while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I.
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.
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A woman browses her smartphone in Philadelphia in April 8, 2019.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That's according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. Read more here.
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Oxycodone
Keith Srakocic/AP, file
AP News
December 05, 2019 - 11:41 am
More time is needed to sort out whether the CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should receive a $1.3 million bonus next year, but the company should be allowed to pay about $35 million in bonuses to 682 other employees, the judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy case said. Read more here.
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Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.
John Amis/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 04, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. Read more here.
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Willie Nelson
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AP News
December 04, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. Read more here.
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Starbucks Red Cups
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CNN
December 03, 2019 - 8:53 am
We hate to ruin your festive cheer, but it turns out that ordering a pint of caramel-flavored hot chocolate topped with whipped cream may not actually be that good for you. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
November 29, 2019 - 11:01 am
Police departments have the highest number of suicide deaths out of any profession nationwide, and this year the number is at an all-time high nationwide. Read more here.
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Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill
Courtesy of Inspira Health
David Madden
November 28, 2019 - 4:15 am
Inspira Health is trading in its Woodbury hospital for a new facility on the west end of the Rowan University campus in Mullica Hill. It will open for patients on Dec. 8 with 210 private rooms. Read more here.
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People eating a holiday table.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings aren't always joyous for everyone. A Philadelphia-area therapist discusses how to handle this time of year if you are dealing with conflict or loss in your family. Read more here.
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Polio vaccination
Karel Prinsloo/AP, file
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild. Read more here.
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