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Independence Blue Cross to Offer ID Theft Protection

Independence Blue Cross, the Philadelphia region’s largest health insurer, said Tuesday it will offer identity protection services — at no charge to eligible members and their dependents — starting Jan. »

Philly Could Be 'Global Center for Health Care Innovation'

A recent initiative involving a group of health care startups from around the world, a 16-week boot camp and the help of major medical providers hopes to turn Philadelphia into a “global center for health... »

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a... »

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the acting head of the country's Ebola Case Management Team said Thursday. »

Barber Foods Recalls 1.7M Pounds of Chicken Products

Barber Foods of Portland is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken products over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella. »

Study: Collisions Cause Most Youth Soccer Concussions

Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests. »

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of knowing how many steps they've taken wears off. One research firm, Endeavour Partners, estimates... »

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't have the disease— sobbed as he was sentenced Friday to spend what will likely be the rest of his... »

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the child. »

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