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Case of whooping cough reported at Easton High

The state health department has warned parents of Easton Area High School students that a ninth grader has been diagnosed with whooping cough, medically known as pertussis.

Health Beat: 3D imaging: Saving kids' hearts

More than four million Americans are living with heart arrhythmias, meaning they have hearts that don't always beat in a steady rhythm. In children, the symptoms are sometimes hard to detect. While most arrhythmias are harmless, others require medication or surgery. Now, new technology allows doctors a glimpse inside the heart in real-time.

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McGraw-Hill to rewrite text after complaint

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill will rewrite a section in one of its books after a Houston-area mother complained that it whitewashes the role of slavery in bringing Africans to America.

After rampage in Oregon RACC reminds guards to be vigilant

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After rampage in Oregon; RACC reminds guards to be vigilant

After a gunman opened fire at a quiet community college in Oregon, campuses across the nation are reflecting on the tragedy.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

President Barack Obama praised Arne Duncan's service as secretary of education on Friday, hours after Duncan said he would step down in December.

"He's done more to bring our education system -- sometimes kicking and screaming -- into the 21st century...

Students learn value of water at Wildlands Conservancy

Students learn value of water at Wildlands Conservancy

Students from around the Lehigh Valley traveled to the Wildlands Conservancy in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, on Friday to learn about the value of water.

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Health Beat: Healthy obese... not an oxymoron?

More than 30-percent of Americans are considered obese. The extra fat puts them at risk for diabetes, stroke and heart attack, but are all obese people unhealthy? Some could actually be healthier than their skinny friends.

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Taylor Swift donates $50,000 for sick baby

Toshi Davidson was a backup dancer for Taylor Swift's 1989 tour, but the superstar recently showed that she was the one who had his back.

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Double lung transplant

Life gets turned upside down when you’re hit by a life-threatening disease.

Meeting set ahead of planned strike at Pottstown hospital

Meeting set ahead of planned strike at Pottstown hospital

Employees at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center may not walk off the job after all.

Teacher charged in theft of co-worker s credit card

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Teacher charged in theft of co-worker's credit card

A teacher in Berks County is learning a tough lesson from police.

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