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Health Beat: Grain brain may be killing us

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. A recent study found costs for dementia care in 2010 were as high as $200 billion, roughly twice what's expended for heart disease and almost triple what was spent on treating cancer. Now, one doctor says we can prevent Alzheimer's altogether by changing our diets.

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Fitness Friday: Track cycling

You may have attended a race at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, but did you know you can ride a bike on that track too?

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Northampton Borough Council receives middle school update

Northampton Area School District Superintendent, Joseph Kovalchik, took a road trip Thursday night to explain the district's progress on the construction of the new middle school.

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Lafayette student pleads guilty to marijuana charges

Christian Euhler, a Lafayette College student who was part of a drug ring, entered guilty pleas in Montgomery County Wednesday to three misdemeanor charges: possession of marijuana, receiving marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Albright, Alvernia welcome 2018 class of students to campuses

The Class of 2018 is getting settled in at Albright College and Alvernia University in Reading.

Former Hamburg teachers' aide guilty in student sex case

A former teachers' aide at Hamburg Area High School has been convicted in a case involving sexual intercourse with a student.

Cedar Crest s class of 2018 already making history

Cedar Crest's class of 2018 already making history

The new freshmen class at Cedar Crest College hasn't started classes yet but already it's making history.

Health Beat: Congestive heart failure under 60

Congestive heart failure is the most common diagnosis in hospital patients 65 and older, but it may come as a surprise to learn that more than one million of the five million Americans suffering from congestive heart failure are under the age of 60, and some even have symptoms decades earlier. Early diagnosis can make all the difference.

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KU, MCCC sign first 'reverse transfer' agreement

Kutztown University and Montgomery County Community College have made history by signing a "reverse transfer" agreement.

Northwestern Lehigh hires new middle school principal

The Northwestern Lehigh School Board Wednesday unanimously approved the hiring of a new principal to run the district's middle school.

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10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.

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