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Health Beat: Kidney stones in kids

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that develop in the kidneys, and if you've ever had them or known someone who has, you know how incredibly painful they can be. Over the past 20 years, the number of Americans who have developed kidney stones has increased by 70 percent, and the fastest increase has been in kids.

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Landmark College in Vermont is nation's most expensive

The most expensive colleges in the nation are charging close to $50,000 a year in tuition and fees alone. That doesn't even include the cost of room and board.

Topping the list is Landmark College, a small private school in Vermont specializing in te...

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School shootings are 'contagious,' study finds

Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.

Health Beat Graves disease in teens overlooked too often

Health Beat: Graves' disease in teens overlooked too often

Plummeting grades, weight change and trouble focusing. It might be easy to blame your teen's behavior on the changes in adolescence. Your family doctor might suspect attention deficit disorder, but Graves' disease, a condition where the thyroid works overtime, can easily be overlooked in kids and teens.

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White House begins its crackdown on colleges

The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.

Dieruff High student sentenced for raping girl at school

Dieruff High student sentenced for raping girl at school

A student at Dieruff High School in Allentown, who stands accused of raping a fellow student, was sentenced this week to at least six months in a juvenile detention facility.

Merger between St Joseph PSU health networks official

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St. Joseph Regional Health Network now part of PSU Health

The St. Joseph Regional Health Network is now officially part of Penn State Health.

Health Beat: Best bet for back pain?

An estimated 400,000 Americans over the age of 60 struggle with back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. For many patients, surgery is not the only option, and a new study shows other treatments may be just as effective for long-term relief of chronic pain.

Northampton residents oppose power plant's proposed emission increase

Residents say they fear lead emissions from the facility have contributed to a higher incidence of autism among children who live nearby.

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Pottstown Memorial Medical Center names new CEO

The Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Montgomery County will soon have a new leader at the helm.

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Apple upgrades its education features

Unless they have a particularly large and hungry dog, some kids just lost an excuse for not turning in their homework.

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad ...

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