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Health Beat: Posture shirt

Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, according to medical experts. Back pain costs more than $7 billion a year in lost productivity. People will do just about anything to relieve it. Here's a solution that doesn't involve drugs or surgery.

Police will be able to carry naloxone to use on addicts

Police departments across the state will soon be able to carry and use a drug to help combat drug overdoses.

Allentown City Council meeting

Allentown City Council oks appointment of LVHN doc to health board

Preventive and occupational medicine physician Kevin A. Vrablik, MD is the newest member appointed to the Allentown Health Bureau board.

Health Beat: Fatty liver calculator: Kids fight epidemic

A disease that used to only affect adult alcoholics is now plaguing kids. More than seven million children in the United States are thought to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and it can lead to serious health problems, but researchers have now developed a new way to calculate this disease.

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Hamburg schools superintendent announces plans to resign

The superintendent of the Hamburg Area School District is planning to step down.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

Nearly 300 applicants to Johns Hopkins University had their hopes dashed after they were sent acceptance letters by mistake.

Pen Argyl schoold district board meeting

Pen Argyl looking at tax increase in 2015

Homeowners in the Pen Argyl Area School District are facing a property tax increase of slightly less than $100 a year in 2015, according to the preliminary budget presented Tuesday night to the school board.

PLCB testing Town Gown program in Berks

PLCB testing 'Town Gown' program in Berks

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is testing a program at two universities in Berks County aimed at preventing underage drinking.

Health Beat: Hip resurfacing: A better option for some

Every year, 330,000 Americans undergo surgery to replace hip joints that have been damaged by age or overuse. After surgery, most patients can go back to their normal activities, but no running, no jumping and no high-impact sports for some people who have been very physically active. Now, new research shows hip resurfacing may be the better option to get them back on their feet.

Nazareth School District board meeting

Nazareth SB unveils $77M budget

If you live in the Nazareth Area School District, expect to pay about $95 more in property taxes next year.

New life for the Boyd Theater

New life for the Boyd Theater

We're getting a better picture of what the future could hold for Bethlehem's Boyd Theatre.

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