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Athlete Dies From Blood Disorder, Not Gum

A coroner says a women's basketball player found dead in her Pennsylvania dorm room in January died from a blood cell disorder, not from inhaling chewing gum, as police first believed. »


Standards for Edible Forms of Medical Marijuana

New Jersey this week issued its first standards for edible forms of medical marijuana, a move that could clear the way for the state's three dispensaries to start making and selling the products. »


Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients who had eaten the ice cream in a Kansas hospital died of a foodborne illness. The illnesses... »


"We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter. »

NJ May Require Docs to Discuss Addiction

Advocates are pushing for a new law to require doctors in New Jersey to talk with patients about the risks of addiction when they initially prescribe painkillers. »

Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24... »


Seals Showing Up Along NJ Beaches

An increase number of Beached Seals are coming out of the Atlantic Ocean and onto Jersey Shore beaches, said the Marine Mammal Stranding Center Friday. »


A Race Up the Stairs at a Center City Skyrise Could Help People With Lung Disease

An event to benefit the American Lung Association called Philly Fight for Air Climb is happening Saturday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. Participants will have a race up the stairwell at 3 Logan Square, a Center... »


Local Hospital Celebrates World Kidney Day

Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood hosted several events in honor of "World Kidney Day." Patients with kidney disease learned about treatment options, support services and how to cook kidney-friendly recipes. »

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