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Dystonia

Health Beat: Dystonia: The gold standard

Dystonia is a mysterious neurological disorder that causes muscles to "freeze up" or work inconsistently. It's the third most common movement and muscular disorder, affecting more than 250,000 children and adults nationwide, and there is no cure. A delicate procedure called deep brain stimulation has been available for about a decade, and experts say this has now become the "gold standard" for relieving symptoms of dystonia in some patients.

Students begin new school year in Allentown

Students begin new school year in Allentown

Summer is officially over for students and teachers in the Allentown School District.

Perry Elementary Center -- First day

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Better late than never: New Perry Elementary Center opens

It's a new year in a new school for elementary students in the Hamburg Area School District.

Life Lessons Fast track to success

Life Lessons: Fast track to success

Some teens are making the most of their time in high school.

St. Luke's Hospital

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The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at St. Luke's University Health Network has new status.

The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program at St. Luke's University Health Network Hospital has been credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency program for phyiscal therapits in orthopaedics.

Perry Elementary set to welcome first students Tuesday

Perry Elementary set to welcome first students Tuesday

Officials are getting the new Perry Elementary Center ready for the first day of classes.

High-tech rehab

Health Beat: High-tech, real-life rehab

When patients suffer a brain injury or fall, or they have balance issues, rehabilitation can make all the difference in their recovery. Now, that rehab is going high-tech.

Reading SD makes changes

Reading SD makes change to alt. ed program

The school year may be brand new, but the Reading School District is already making changes.

Mixed reactions to Corbett s Healthy Pa plan

Mixed reactions to Corbett's Healthy Pa. plan

Governor Tom Corbett has gotten federal approval for elements of his Healthy PA plan.

Hamburg High School

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Hamburg district: Auditor general's report on loss 'deeply flawed'

Calling it "deeply flawed," the Hamburg Area School District responded Friday to the Pennsylvania auditor general's report on the district losing millions of dollars in an interest rate swap.

Stroke warning signs

Health Beat: Stroke signs: 3 hour deadline

Strokes kill 130,000 Americans every year, which is one out of every 19 deaths. It is also the leading cause of disability, but would you recognize the signs of a stroke if it was happening to you or to a loved one?

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