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Ladies-Only Race Takes Over the Wissahickon Next Weekend

Who run the world? Girls. Or at least they run Philly in the See Chicks Run 5K/10K coming up Sunday, June 5th. The race is a […]

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The Checkup: The Best Beers to Reach for If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

• Only about eight more hours ’til the freakin’ weekend, my dear friends! If you plan on kicking it off with a beer, but don’t […]

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Um, This Is How Often You Should Really Be Washing Down There

Here’s a terrifying newsflash: Memorial Day—as in the official start of bikini season—is just 18 days from today. If you’re like me, this realization is […]

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New Study: How Taking Tylenol Can Turn You Into a Bit of a Jerk

Welp, here’s an unexpected side effect of popping a Tylenol: A new study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience found that acetaminophen […]

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The Checkup: This Is What Happens When You Hold Your Pee (Hint: It’s Not Good)

• If you’re the type of person who thinks of a pee break as a nuisance more than anything else, constantly holding it until you’re […]

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Why Thousands of Philly’s Newborns Will Soon Be Sleeping in Cardboard Boxes

A Finnish tradition is making its way to Philly by way of Temple University Hospital. What’s the tradition, you ask? That would be baby boxes: […]

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The Checkup: 39 Health and Fitness Apps Guaranteed to Make Your Life Easier

• Need some running motivation? Try the app Zombies, Run. Need to complain about your boss so your mind doesn’t explode? Try the app 7 […]

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The Checkup: How You Should Be Washing Your Hands (You’re Definitely Doing It Wrong) 

• If you’ve been slapping some soap on your hands, rubbing them together for a few seconds, rinsing, and calling that a good wash, we’ve […]

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How a Man’s Fitbit May Have Helped Save His Life in Camden ER

There is never any shortage of crazy Fitbit news (remember that time $35,000 worth of counterfeit Fitbits were seized in Philly?), but this news takes […]

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The Checkup: The Piece of Gym Equipment That’s Way Germier Than a Toilet Seat

• You are about to do so much cringing. A new study examined bacteria samples from gym equipment at large fitness chains around the country […]

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The Checkup: The Everyday Item You Definitely Need to Clean — Now

• Fact: Your earbuds — you know, the headphones you stick into your ears — are probably disgusting. According to a germ expert, you should be […]

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Study: Yelp Pretty Good at Helping Patients Pick Hospitals

Want to figure out how to get the best health care in town? Check out Yelp. New Penn research — published in April issue of […]

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Your Daily SEPTA Ride Is Good for You (This Is Not a Joke)

Most days, I don’t think my commute on the El is doing much for my life — I mean, aside from upping my gratitude for […]

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Campbell Soup Company Is Getting Rid of BPA-Lined Cans

Your tomato soup and V8 cans might look a little bit different soon: Camden, New Jersey-based Campbell Soup Company announced yesterday that they are phasing BPA […]

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The Checkup: This Is Why You Get Eye Boogers

• You know when you wake up with eye boogers? Or worse, you wake up next to someone else with gnarly eye boogers? Well, turns […]