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The New Device That Helps Sinus Patients Breathe Easier — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A new device is providing help to some of the 50 million people who suffer with chronic sinus infections. Similar to a stent for the heart, the device called Propel is the first-of-its-kind sinus implant. Barbara Ganguzza from Allentown is one of those patients benefiting from the sinus implant.

South Jersey Man Refuses To Allow Disability Define Him — MOUNT LAUREL N.J. (CBS) - The month of October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about the importance of finding meaningful work for people with disabilities. More than 5 million people are living with disabilities nationwide. Some can't work, but many can.

New Procedure Vows To Help Those Suffering From ‘Selfie Chin’ — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The popularity of selfies has a growing number of people focusing on their double chins and turning to a new procedure to look better. Many people who take selfies say they don't like how their chins look. Now increasingly they're turning to a newly approved cosmetic procedure that can melt fat under the chin.

Health: Friends For 60 Years, Women Say Friendship Keeps Them Healthy — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The power of friendship. A group of girlfriends from Hallahan High School who've been together for 60 years say the friendships have helped keep them active and healthy. They were 12 girls who graduated together six decades ago and vowed to keep their friendships alive forever.

Philly Marathon Official Beats Cancer, Hopes Race Helps Others Do Same " CBS Philly — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - City planners are gearing up for The Philadelphia Marathon next month, benefiting a number of cancer organizations. Leading the effort this year is a former cancer patient. Philadelphia's is considered one of the top marathons in the country and it continues to grow with 30,000 competitors, 60,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers.

Friends Come Together, Display Heart In Susan G. Komen 3-Day — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Susan G Komen 3-Day started in and around Philadelphia Friday. One of the largest groups, Friends with Heart, has 56 walkers. The heart of the team is 49 year old Sharon Slosarik who has stage four breast cancer.

New App Aims To Assess Concussions In Young Patients — ELKINS PARK, Pa. (CBS) - The number of teenagers suffering concussions has increased 71 percent in the last five years. There's growing awareness about head injuries, but they can be tricky to diagnose. Moss Rehab is testing a new app that could someday help doctors better understand and manage young concussion patients.

Philadelphia Health Department Declares War On Smoking — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Philadelphia Health Department is declaring war on smoking and wants to regulate stores that sell tobacco products in low-income communities which it says are disproportionately hurt by smoking. Philadelphia's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, says smoking is the number one killer in the city today.

Runner Overcomes Chronic Pain To Prepare For Two Marathons, Spread Inspiration — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - This is the story of overcoming the odds with a Philadelphia runner whose journey started with a painful disability. Running 26 miles is tough for even elite athletes, so for somebody who lives with chronic pain, running a marathon is a lofty goal.

No Surgery, No Drugs: The First Results In Our Area For The Obera Gastric Balloon — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It's a new way to lose weight, and it doesn't involve surgery or drugs. It is called Obera, an intragastric Balloon that takes up room in the stomach allowing obese patients to adapt to smaller, more healthy portion sizes. Consequently, patients are losing weight.
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Oct 27, 2016

#influenza has arrived @Delaware_DHSS has the state's first confirmed flu patient a 27-year-old in Kent County. Flu shot time @CBSPhilly

Oct 27, 2016

Kids with #Autism may be over diagnosed with #ADHD according to new research @ChildrensPhila @CBSPhilly

Oct 27, 2016

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections, @JAMA_current @CBSPhilly

Oct 25, 2016

New help for patients with chronic sinus infections @TJUHospital #CBS3 tonight @ 6 I'll show you the first of it's kind implant @CBSPhilly

Oct 25, 2016

Is a bare pregnant belly too sexy? #cbs3 @ 5 the fitness star who was briefly banned from a popular site. @CBSPhilly

Oct 25, 2016

More boys have #Autism, new research says many girls w/ autism have social skills that can mask it  @CBSPhilly

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