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Boston Marathon: A Runner’s Need to Cross the Finish Line

When the Boston Marathon was suspended Monday afternoon, 5,742 runners remained on the course, 14 of them from Philadelphia. Most of those 14 were stopped […]

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Ah-Choo! Philly Is 25th-Worst City For Allergy Sufferers

Turns out all those red eyes around town aren’t from sad sports fans lamenting the latest Flyers/Eagles/Phillies/Sixers loss. CBS Philly reports that Philly has moved up […]

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Philly Marathon Registration Begins Today

Philly marathon registration begins today. And you better hurry because…actually you don’t really need to hurry at all. The race is being held November 17th, […]

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So Close, Yet So Far: Chester and Philadelphia Counties Rank Worst and First in Big PA Health Study

Sometimes you’ll come across a ranking so wrong or arbitrary or subjective, it’ll turn you off lists forever. But don’t let ranking fatigue bring you down! The […]

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Why the U.S. Government Can’t Do Any More to Make America Skinny

For a country where the closest thing to a national dish is often served at a drive-through window, Americans sure are obsessed with what they […]

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Your Bread May Have Some Metal Wire in it, Says Bimbo Bakery

Horsham-based bakery Bimbo–AKA that suggestive brand that sponsors the otherwise wholesome Philadelphia Union–is recalling a bunch of its products, “because of the possible presence of […]

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CHART: Flu Sends Nearly 500 Pennsylvanians to Hospital in One Week

According to this chart from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, PA hospitals reported 487 admissions thanks to the flu during the first week of 2013. […]

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A Look Back at the Year in Fat-Shaming

I was surprised to read last week that rates of childhood obesity in some U.S. cities, Philadelphia included, are actually down. According to the New […]

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The Non-Runner’s Guide to Avoiding the Philadelphia Marathon

Leave. OK, fine. In deference to our awesomely toned Be Well Philly colleagues, who are warming up in the halls as we speak, we’ll pretend […]

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Philly’s Cigarette Smoking Rates At Lowest Point in Recent History

Philadelphia, I’m so proud of you. Like me, you’re kicking the cigarette habit, and in greater numbers, too. According to new data released today, smoking […]

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5-Hour Energy Under Investigation for 13 Deaths, 33 Hospitalizations

If you’re tired right now, you’d better stick with a cup of coffee, as it turns out those wonderful little energy shots that some of […]

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Mayor Nutter Offered to Host the New York City Marathon in Philly

Mayor Nutter Offered to Host NYC Marathon. Amid a great deal of public debate, Sunday’s New York City Marathon was canceled due to the effects […]

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Wegmans Recalls Salad Due to E. Coli Concerns

Uh oh. Wegman’s has issued a recall of its Organic Spinach and Spring Mix salads due to concerns that the item may be contaminated with […]

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Broad Street Run Switches to Lottery System

Did you spend four hours clicking a refresh button on your browser earlier this year to earn yourself the opportunity to pay $40 to run […]

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Sandy Doesn’t Keep Runners Off the Schuylkill River Trail for Long

Hurricane Sandy couldn’t keep Philly’s runners inside for long as joggers hit the Schuylkill River Trail shortly after the hard rain let up on Tuesday […]