Health

E-cigarettes made by Juul
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 4:40 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order establishing a task force to come up with recommendations on vaping amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illness and deaths tied to e-cigarettes. Read more here.
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School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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J.K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England.
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 8:34 am
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Tim Jimenez
September 12, 2019 - 7:20 am
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing the Sackler family, founders and owners of Purdue Pharma, the company that makes prescription painkiller OxyContin.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
A Philadelphia teacher has been diagnosed with a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. The teachers union says this highlights an urgent need for money to address environmental problems in the city's aging school buildings.
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In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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Tim Jimenez
September 10, 2019 - 8:15 am
As the American Medical Association is urging people to put their e-cigarettes down, the Delaware Division of Public Health is investigating three cases of lung illnesses they believe may be connected to vaping. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officials worried.
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Patient with arthritis.
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Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
If you have arthritis, a trip to your eye doctor is a very good idea.
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Bensalem police launch addiction treatment pilot program
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Jim Melwert
September 09, 2019 - 1:22 pm
It can take hours or even days for someone to go through an assessment and bed search to enter an addiction treatment program. To better support people dealing with addiction and get them the help they need quickly, Bensalem Township has launched a new pilot program that expedites the assessment...
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Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York.
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AP News
September 09, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping giant Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug...
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Tears were rolling down cheeks as Anne Chiefari saw the surprise on her final one-mile walk from home to Jefferson Health in Washington Township.
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Mike Dougherty
September 06, 2019 - 8:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An operating room nurse from South Jersey is retiring after 41 years on the job. Her co-workers surprised her on Friday by greeting her with flowers and balloons and joining her on her final one-mile walk from home to Jefferson Health in Washington Township. Tears...
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