Health

A telephone.
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Lynne Adkins
October 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
A phone line has been set up to help people with vision loss cope with the challenges, and people answering the call know exactly what it's like to live with vision loss.
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Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member.
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Patient safety at Missouri's only abortion clinic is the point of contention at a state administrative hearing that will decide if the clinic can remain open.
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Sankofa Farms at Bartrams Garden
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Justin Udo
October 28, 2019 - 9:36 am
Christopher Bolden-Newsome, director of Sankofa Farms at Bartrams Garden, says their market brings something to the neighborhood that is lacking. "We are an African diaspora-centered farm, a spiritually rooted operation, a space that is dedicated to cultural renewal to promoting and providing the...
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A woman holds a puppy
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Lynne Adkins
October 28, 2019 - 9:14 am
If a person mistreats a pet, he's likely to do the same to you or other family members, says Lisa Schell, a graduate assistant in criminal justice at Delaware Valley University
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Glass of water
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Kim Glovas
October 26, 2019 - 6:15 am
A new database by the Environmental Working Group easily pinpoints potential contaminants in your tap water — echoing clean water advocates’ rationale that legal parameters are not necessarily safe. Read more here.
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Blue pumpkin bucket
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John McDevitt
October 25, 2019 - 7:34 pm
Not everyone will be able to say “trick or treat” on Thursday. A distinct pumpkin trend is raising awareness so everyone feels included, but some parents feel it does the opposite. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
October 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
The Lower Merion School Board will meet to discuss potentially pushing school start times back. About 20 school districts are having the same conversation, and a handful have already made the change. Read more here.
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Swedish Match "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product.
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 5:10 pm
For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers.
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President Donald Trump with members of his Cabinet
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums will dip slightly for many, the Trump administration announced. Read the details here.
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In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Yolo! brand CBD oil vape cartridge sits alongside a vape pen on a biohazard bag on a table at a park in Ninety Six, S.C.
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AP News
October 21, 2019 - 10:58 am
Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More than 50 people...
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