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Daughters Travel Far And Wide To Walk With Mom In Komen's Race For The Cure

By Stephanie Stahl

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This Sunday is the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer. Tens of thousands of people will be on the parkway for the annual event, but one Philadelphia family has a special connection. 413 more words


Trouble Comes When Health And Wellness Apps Supplant Doctors

Many patients are relying more and more on mobile health and wellness apps to help diagnose and deal with illnesses.

However, several doctors said that those apps aren’t always reliable, and many give out inaccurate information. 306 more words


Behavior Therapy Could Be Better Than Medicine For ADHD Treatment

More young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, could benefit from behavior therapy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency said that preschoolers should get psychological services before doctors prescribe medicine. 55 more words


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Unveils Bionic Suit For Use With Stroke And Spinal Cord Injuries

By Mike Dougherty and Stephanie Stahl

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A robotic device is giving hope to millions of patients who have been told their paralysis would confine them to a wheelchair.  430 more words


Local Healthwatch - Getting Strategic and punching above its weight

In our work with local Healthwatch it struck me is that one of the challenges that local Healthwatch face is operating at both an operational and strategic level. 682 more words

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Heartbeats Of Dogs And Owners Can Sync

New research suggests that a dog may be more than just man’s best friend. The furry friends may also help keep your heart and mind healthy. 108 more words


America Has Developed An Opioid Addiction

Investigators said music legend Prince had prescription pain pills on him when he died, which is now reviving concern over the U.S. opioid addiction problem. 124 more words