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Penn State - St. Joseph celebration

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Nittany Lion welcomes St. Joseph to Penn State family

St. Joseph Regional Health Network has been given a roaring welcome to the Penn State University family.

Health Beat: An avocado a day

You've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," but how about an avocado a day? Research shows that the "good fat" absorbed from eating avocado can help lower your bad cholesterol and increase your heart health.

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...

Seattle university shooting victim hospital

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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.

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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.

Rich Newell - Pottstown Memorial Medical Center CEO

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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