Health

A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago.
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AP News
November 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. By the time Trump landed back at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington a few hours later, the plan was...
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Vaping
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Justin Udo
November 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm
More than a quarter of high schoolers are using e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the American Heart Association plans to tackle the vaping crisis with a new $20 million initiative. Read more here.
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File photo of pharmaceuticals seen in North Andover, Mass.
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AP News
November 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm
The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.
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The American Heart Association conference, held in Philadelphia this year.
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Antionette Lee
November 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally...
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Hepatitis A vaccine.
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2019 - 6:18 pm
Another Philadelphia restaurant worker has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and health officials are telling diners to get two shots of the vaccine.
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Insulin
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Justin Udo
November 14, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Lawmakers, and people affected by diabetes, are using the occasion of World Diabetes Day to call for changes to the cost of the medicine used to fight the illness.
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Dana Dentice, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society urban forestry program manager, poses with trees to be planted over the weekend.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 14, 2019 - 11:10 am
Communities in and around Philadelphia will get a little greener this weekend when the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society hosts its bi-annual tree-planting.
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Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea
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Tim Jimenez
November 14, 2019 - 8:31 am
U.S. health officials say antibiotic-resistent infections are more deadly than first thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a new report, say these bacteria and fungi have killed nearly twice as many people as first reported, and they're keeping track of a couple of new so-...
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Water
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Kim Glovas
November 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
More than a dozen homes in upper Bucks County have been receiving bottled water as drinking water for at least two years, after the state found elevated levels of PFAS in the wells. Now, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has identified the potential polluter. Read more here.
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Vaping
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. Read more here.
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