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Health Beat: Alzheimer's risk assessment

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. One in three seniors will die with it, yet almost half of the people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers never know they have it. A first-of-its kind risk assessment clinic is now providing detailed information to healthy adults about their Alzheimer’s risk.

Tree with 40 fruit

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Professor grows trees that can bear 40 types of fruit

The first time Sam Van Aken saw tree branches being grafted and grown onto other trees, he likened it to Frankenstein. Yet, when the process became a full-time fascination, the Syracuse University art professor did not seek to create a monster but a piece of art.


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CVS pharmacy chain announces affiliation with LVHN

CVS has entered into a new clinical affiliation with Lehigh Valley Health Network that promises to "help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients."

AP history guidelines too liberal for some


New AP US History teaching framework released

The College Board released its new Advanced Placement U.S. History teaching guidelines Thursday, following a year in which the previous framework was attacked for being anti-American.

Chick-fil-A at Broadcasting Square in Spring Township

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Chick-fil-A restaurants in Berks to help students in need

The three Chick-fil-A restaurants in Berks County are joining forces to help children in need this school year.

Health Beat: Check your heart with a pillow

Six-million Americans suffer from congestive heart failure, a weakening of the heart muscle that causes shortness of breath, fatigue and low energy. Damage to the heart can't be cured, but a new device allows doctors to monitor patients in real time and intervene quickly if the symptoms get worse.

Montco Health Department to distribute free potassium iodide tablets

The Montgomery County Health Department will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery residents who live, work or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station, on Thursday, August 6 from 9:00am to 3:00pm, at the Pottstown Health Center, 364 King Street, Pottstown, PA. 

Health Beat: Prostate cancer: Prevent it

The longer a man lives, the more likely he is to get prostate cancer at some point. Overall, one in seven men will be diagnosed with it in his lifetime, and the traditional test to spot it -- the PSA test -- has several drawbacks, including possible complications from biopsies that often follow, so why not try to avoid the tests altogether while cutting your risk of getting the disease?

St. Luke's Monroe campus taking shape

The first steel column of St. Luke's University Health Network's seventh hospital is has been placed.

Eat Food not Vitamins

Eat food, not vitamins

Supplements are supposed to help us absorb more nutrients for a healthier body. But many doctors say that if you eat a balanced diet, you won't need to take vitamins.

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