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Allentown City Council narrowly approves hiring two paramedics

A split Allentown City Council voted 4-3 to approve hiring two more full-time paramedics next year.

St. Luke's Home Health named elite top agency

St. Luke's Home Health has been recognized as one of the nation's "HomeCare Elite Top Agencies" by a national research organization that has been conducting surveys  for 10 years.

Health Beat: 3D-printed trachea: Medicine's next big thing?

Car accidents, neck injury, smoking and cancer can all cause irreparable harm to the trachea, the flexible tube that keeps us breathing normally. Researchers are developing new windpipes to help those who have serious or life-threatening damage, and 3D-printed tracheas could be medicine's next big thing.

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New front line against ISIS: the classroom

An 11-year-old at the back of the class raises his hand and proudly delivers an answer to the teacher's question: "If you murder one person, it's as if you killed all humanity."

It is a verse from the Quran, delivered in Flemish.

And for the teacher, I...

Health Beat: Tart cherry juice pain relief

If that last run left your knees a little cranky or your feet seeking relief, it doesn't have to come from a pill bottle. Researchers have found dramatic and surprising pain relief from a key ingredient in one of your grandmother's favorite pies.

Health Beat: Youth sports: Playing by the rules

It happens more than 2.5 million times a year. That's how often children are rushed to emergency rooms with sports injuries. Yes, youth football is getting more attention, but are all sports getting safer? It depends on who is talking.

Kutztown University Marching Unit in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade


KU band represents Berks in Philly's Thanksgiving parade

America's oldest Thanksgiving Day parade had a bit of Berks County flavor to it.

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

The CDC says the mostly southern kissing bug, which often bites near the lip, and can carry the potentially deadly virus Chagas, has migrated north and been reported in Pennsylvania

Health Beat: HPV causes cancer

Head and neck cancers used to mainly strike men 70 years and older, but now, doctors are diagnosing them in much younger men, five times as many in just the last 10 years alone.

East Stroudsburg South coach let go after 48 seasons

East Stroudsburg South coach let go after 48 seasons

Ed Christian says his contract as the head football coach of East Stroudsburg South was not renewed for next season--and he wants some answers

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Fiat Chrysler will put workers' kids through college

How's this for a job perk? Fiat Chrysler is giving dealership workers and their family members a free ride to college. The new benefit is supposed to woo the best workers.

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