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Local Dragon Boat Team Will Race to Fight Pancreatic Cancer This Weekend

Less than a week after Christine Edmonds and her family received the devastating news that her husband, Kevin, had pancreatic cancer, they were on a beach […]

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To Do This Weekend: Family Triathlon in Fairmount Park

TriYouthalon, an organization aimed at curbing childhood obesity, is partnering up with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation for the fourth annual Fairmount Park […]

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To Do: Get Fit with Your Kids at Wawa’s Welcome America Festival

Schooool’s out for summer! If you have kids, this could be a less joyous anthem than intended, since it means you’re stuck at home with […]

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No-Brainer Tips to Avoid a Food Poisoning Disaster at Your Fourth of July BBQ

Summer isn’t just the perfect time for to get your tan and grill on. It’s also the most common time to get food poisoning. No one […]

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To Do: Spring Into Fitness 5K

If beautiful spring weather doesn’t inspire you to get healthy, I don’t know what will. Well, maybe this: the Phoenixville YMCA hopes to inspire healthy […]

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Is CrossFit Safe for Kids?

When I first heard about CrossFit Kids, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. Here’s what I know about CrossFit: it’s sweaty, intense and competitive. […]

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Opening Soon: Mama’s Wellness Joint

Looking back on my years as a teenage monster (I remember it clearly; I turned 20 just last year), I can safely say that my […]

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Special Delivery: Why Philly Moms Are Choosing Midwives

For Mindy Drossner and her husband, Michael, using a midwife to deliver their two kids was a no-brainer. They liked the homey environment and private […]

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New Brain-Imaging Technique Offers Clues for Concussions

It’s always about this time of year when everyone starts talking about concussions. It’s no coincidence: Concussions are the most common type of brain injury. […]

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To Do: Fresh Beets Music and Food Festival in Jenkintown

As an addendum to our recent beet talk, I wanted to point you to this: the Fresh Beets Music and Food Festival at the Jenkintown Whole […]

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Greener Partners Teaches Philly to Farm

When was the last time someone told you they wanted to be a farmer when they grow up? Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever talked […]

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More Proof: Antibacterial Soap Linked to Allergies

Still think you’re protecting your offspring by keeping that pump-bottle of antibacterial soap on the kitchen counter? A new study by researchers at the Johns […]

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The Checkup: Healthy Families Eat Together, Study Says

• Today’s shocking statistic comes from a research team at Rutgers University, which found that American families spend 40 percent of their budgets on eating […]

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Should CHOP Refuse Transplants for Mentally Retarded Kids?

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.: CHOP’s press office just responded to my request for comment with the following: “The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia does not disqualify potential […]

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Cheerio-gate: Parents Angered Over New Peanut Butter Cheerios

Here’s how you know kids’ allergies are out of control: when parents flip out at General Mills for debuting peanut butter flavored Cheerios. The Washington […]