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Exercise Really Is a Fountain of Youth, New Study Shows

The key to keeping your cells looking nice and young? It looks like exercise might just be the answer, my friends. As TIME reports, a new study […]

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The Checkup: Ick! These Are the Germiest Spots in Your Kitchen

• New research out of Drexel found the germiest spots in Philadelphia kitchens, so you’re going to want to read their breakdown (highly frequented areas […]

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The Checkup: The Unsettling Link Between Over-the-Counter Painkillers and Heart Attack Risk

• Before you pop yet another ibuprofen for your never-ending headache, take note: A new study published in BMJ found that taking certain over-the-counter painkillers, […]

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The Hard Truth Behind Philadelphia Health Statistics

Every morning during my commute to work, in the span of 25 minutes on the Paoli-Thorndale train from Suburban Station to Overbrook, I witness what […]

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How Healthy Are Philadelphians?

How healthy are you? How healthy is your family? What about your neighbors, the people you work with, your town? We know terroir affects grapes. […]

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Here’s Exactly How Much Coffee You Can Drink Each Day Without Consequence

If you find yourself needing something more along the lines of a coffee bowl than a coffee cup (we feel you), listen up: The folks […]

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The Checkup: A New Science-Backed Excuse to Eat More Avocado (Victory!) 

• This news might be the only thing to make me smile just as much as a perfectly ripe avocado: New research, published in the journal […]

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6 Natural Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check This Spring

Every year when spring rolls around, I’m surprised that my entire face is itchy, I’m sneezing a lot more frequently and that my eyes well up every time I step […]

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These New Emoji Tell You What Your Poop Means

Who knew emoji could be so useful? As Refinery29 reports, the company Synergy Pharmaceuticals has taken the poop emoji to a whole new level, releasing […]

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The Checkup: Yikes! Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have This STI

• Here, a very good reason to schedule that gyno appointment you’ve been putting off: New data from the National Center for Health Statistics found […]

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Why People Who Do Everything Right Still Get Cancer, According to New Study

Yesterday, my friend and I were texting back and forth about how Grey’s Anatomy is our personal version of comfort food. I turn to the […]

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The Checkup: How to Make a Loaf of Bread Last Forever

• Whenever I get bread at La Colombe’s Fishtown location (if you haven’t consumed an entire loaf of their fig bread in one sitting, I […]

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Hilarious Tweet Reminds Us to Stock Up on What We Really Need for the Snowstorm

In case you’ve somehow managed to miss the warnings: We are slated to get some snow tonight and tomorrow. Around eight to 12 inches of […]

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The Checkup: The Most Convincing Reason to Ditch Booze for a Month

• It’s Friday. On Fridays, I tend to tell myself that “I will go out for one drink with friends after work,” only to end […]

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Why New Jersey Parents Will Soon Be Trading in Bassinets for (Free!) Cardboard Boxes

Well, this is awesome: Back in May, we told you guys about Temple University Hospital’s baby box program, a year-long program inspired by the government-funded […]