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Cook: Gluten-free, Dairy-free Holiday Recipes

Food allergies can make the simple task of preparing dinner a stressful chore, especially in the midst of holiday get-togethers. On December 9th, tune into […]

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Study: 14 Percent of Philly Teens Are Obese

Researchers at Temple University released the findings of a study this week which found that 14 percent of Philadelphia teenagers are obese. Three out of […]

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The Checkup: Drinking Alcohol Raises Cancer Risk

• It’s hard to get a read on alcohol when it comes to health. Sometimes experts tell you it’s good for you, and sometimes they […]

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The Checkup: Soda Companies Target More Ads at Kids

• As if Halloween candy isn’t enough sugar for kids to deal with, there’s this—news of a report which found that kids’ and teens’ exposure […]

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Study: We Drink Way Too Much Soda

One in 20 Americans consume 567 calories from sugary drinks on a given day in the US, according to a new survey from the Centers […]

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Tell Us: Would You Want to Know Your Baby’s Sex Sooner?

A new study out this week reported promising results in using a mother’s blood sample to determine the sex of a fetus as early as […]

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Leukemia/Lymphoma Study for Twins at Fox Chase

This week, my aunt is in town visiting us, as she does every summer. On the itinerary: patronizing the fabulous malls of the Garden State, […]

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Diabetes’ Biggest Little Heroes

Both my older sister and younger brother have type 1 diabetes, so finding a cure for the disease is a cause near and dear to […]

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What Golfer Dads Want This Father’s Day: A Lower Score

Going to a golf-geared personal trainer to improve your golf game is a lot like going to … a personal trainer. He visits. You move. […]

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Cancer-Fighting Recipes From Philly’s Top Chefs

On Tuesday, June 14, Philly’s culinary greats, including Marc Vetri, Jeff Michaud and Jose Garces, will join forces with top chefs from across the country—think […]

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Are Gyms Fueling Eating Disorders?

In our sedentary society, where the vast majority of us spend our days with our butts glued to a chair and are all too happy […]

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Ryan Seacrest Brings Interactive Media Center to CHOP

CHOP patients will soon have a new way to de-stress during hospital stays: The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) has selected CHOP as the site of […]

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Marvelous, Gluten-Free Muffins

Yesterday, our photo editor rolled into work with a box of gluten-free goodies from Wynnewood’s Main Line Baking Co., and said:  “You have to try […]

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Break Rooms With Breast Pumps

Breast-feeding is great for the baby, but not always easy on the mom—especially if she works. But thanks to new health-care policy, the workplace is about […]

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The Dangerous Holimonth

Holidays are designated days of relaxation and are a great time to enjoy family, friends and celebrate life. However, it’s important to remember it’s a […]