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Health Beat: Bracelet cures GERD

It's called gastroesophageal reflux disease — GERD. Many of us are all too familiar with it and its symptoms, like heart burn and chest pains. Now, there is a simple procedure that doesn't just treat it, it cures it.

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University president: 'This is Not a Day Care. It's a University!'

The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University blogged that students are thin-skinned.

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Why America's most expensive college is a bargain

The most expensive college in the U.S. is a tiny school that you may have never heard of.


Allentown City Council narrowly approves hiring two paramedics

A split Allentown City Council voted 4-3 to approve hiring two more full-time paramedics next year.

St. Luke's Home Health named elite top agency

St. Luke's Home Health has been recognized as one of the nation's "HomeCare Elite Top Agencies" by a national research organization that has been conducting surveys  for 10 years.

Health Beat: 3D-printed trachea: Medicine's next big thing?

Car accidents, neck injury, smoking and cancer can all cause irreparable harm to the trachea, the flexible tube that keeps us breathing normally. Researchers are developing new windpipes to help those who have serious or life-threatening damage, and 3D-printed tracheas could be medicine's next big thing.

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New front line against ISIS: The classroom

An 11-year-old at the back of the class raises his hand and proudly delivers an answer to the teacher's question: "If you murder one person, it's as if you killed all humanity."

Health Beat: Tart cherry juice pain relief

If that last run left your knees a little cranky or your feet seeking relief, it doesn't have to come from a pill bottle. Researchers have found dramatic and surprising pain relief from a key ingredient in one of your grandmother's favorite pies.

Health Beat: Youth sports: Playing by the rules

It happens more than 2.5 million times a year. That's how often children are rushed to emergency rooms with sports injuries. Yes, youth football is getting more attention, but are all sports getting safer? It depends on who is talking.

Kutztown University Marching Unit in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade


KU band represents Berks in Philly's Thanksgiving parade

America's oldest Thanksgiving Day parade had a bit of Berks County flavor to it.

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

The CDC says the mostly southern kissing bug, which often bites near the lip, and can carry the potentially deadly virus Chagas, has migrated north and been reported in Pennsylvania


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