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How Accurate Are Take-at-Home DNA Kits?
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How Accurate Are Take-at-Home DNA Kits?

Direct to consumer DNA kits have become popular gifts around the holidays, but genetic experts warn that the accuracy depends on what databases the company use. Home tests are more likely to give you an accurate... »

Skin Cancer Test at the Hair Salon
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Skin Cancer Test at the Hair Salon

Andre Richards Salon, located in Center City Philadelphia, has a tool that is able to detect cancer in troubling areas on the scalp. An added bonus, it is free for customers. »

La Salle University’s New Way to Stop Suicides on Campus
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La Salle University’s New Way to Stop Suicides on Campus

La Salle University has a new tool to help students learn about treating people who have suicidal thoughts. It has given student leaders the skills they need to make a difference. SUICIDE PREVENTION... »

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,... »

1 Death Linked to Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

1 Death Linked to Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but... »

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's... »

DNA Test Leads Woman to Her Birth Father, Family
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DNA Test Leads Woman to Her Birth Father, Family

Kelly Bowie spent decades searching for her biological father, but hit a dead end with redacted paperwork. Last year, though, her husband brought home a DNA spit kit and helped Bowie find the answers she... »

Our Closet Gives Clothing to Families in Need
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Our Closet Gives Clothing to Families in Need

Our Closet provides free, quality clothing to people in our area who need assistance. Program founder Jill Aschkenasy and Terena Clements, a mother that benefits from the organization, are both here to... »

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through... »

Here’s How to Cook Your Holiday Turkey Safely
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Here’s How to Cook Your Holiday Turkey Safely

Follow these tips to ensure your holiday turkey is both safe and delicious. »

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