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Health Beat: Best hospitals to save your life

In 2016, you'd think where you get treated for cancer would not be as important as how, but a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds your survival chances go up depending on where doctors treat you.

Camp Red Jacket helps kids with diabetes

Camp Red Jacket helps kids with diabetes

Children learned about managing their diabetes at a hands-on camp this week.

Life Lessons Shoulder surgery

Life Lessons: Shoulder surgery

Shoulder and arm pain come with the territory for some athletes and certain occupations like hair stylists, mechanics, even office workers.

Apple on top of school books

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From homeless to high school grad bound for college

Liyjon DeSilva had a secret.

Health Beat: Never too old for back surgery

As we age, chronic back trouble may become a painful part of daily life. Almost 25 percent of all doctors visits for low back pain are patients over the age of 65. At one time, surgery was considered too risky to be an option for a lot of seniors, but minimally invasive procedures may put more older patients back in play.

Lehigh Valley yoga festival kicks off

Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival kicks off

Moravian College will host the Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival which begins on Saturday.

SkillsUSA students build planes

Desert View High School via CNN

These high schoolers are manufacturing airplane parts

Lots of high school students have after-school jobs. But not that many are manufacturing airplane parts after class.

Health Beat Saving knees with allograft

Health Beat: Saving knees with allograft

More than one-third of all Americans report being affected by knee pain. Knee replacement surgery can offer relief, but the implants only last between 12 and 15 years. Patients under the age of 40 aren't usually considered good candidates for the procedure because they would need too many revision operations. Now, there's a simple surgery that's saving knees in younger patients.

Zika research

IOC/Fiocruz via CNN

Pennsylvania to get federal funding to fight the Zika virus

Pennsylvania is getting about $1.8 million from the federal government to help fight the Zika virus.

Dr. Charles E. Rollins dies at 94; founding president of BCCC

The founding president of Bucks County Community College has died.

Health Beat: Resolution revolution

Cutting-edge technology is giving medical researchers a new window on cellular structure and function that could lead to new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Researchers say the more you can see, the more you can fix.

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