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Inspired By Rocky Illinois Cancer Survivor Tackles Art Museum Steps " CBS Philly — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia will be filled with visitors this weekend for the Democratic National Convention, but there's one group of tourists here to celebrate the determination of the movie icon Rocky. This is a story about fighting against the odds, and winning! It's a lesson learned from Rocky Balboa that says to never give up.

Health Care Workers Gear Up Ahead Of DNC: ‘It’s All Hands On Deck’ — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The health care community and emergency responders are gearing up for the Democratic National Convention. The biggest health concern for the DNC is the hot weather expected next week. With lots of protesters on the streets, there's the risk for many becoming dehydrated.

Kid Transplant Recipients Bond At Annual Summer Camp — BLUE BELL, Pa. (CBS) - The gift of life turns to summer fun for a special group of youngsters on the first day of camp out in Montgomery County. Camp Jeremy is for kids who've received the gift of life - many too young to know about the thousands of people who are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, because there aren't enough donors.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Condition Nearly Sidelines Local Athlete — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It's a commonly misdiagnosed condition that strikes young active people who do repetitive things with their arms like swimming. And it nearly sidelined one local athlete. People with this particular condition complain of numbness and pain that runs down their arm.

Blind Orphan Gets Fresh Start With Adopted Parents: ‘It’s Incredible’ — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A little boy who started life, blind and abandoned in a Chinese orphanage had his life turned around right here in Philadelphia. While this little boy is special, it's his adoptive parents who made it all happen, and the doctors at Wills Eye Hospital.

Mom Aims To Raise Awareness After Dental Accident Costs Part Of Her Vision — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A South Jersey mom, who lost part of her vision at the dentist, an accident that could have been prevented, but her dentist didn't use eye protection. It's a federal recommendation that some dentist don't follow. Jenn Morrone tries to do family art projects with limited vision.

New ‘Paws Up Challenge’ Brings Awareness To Children With Brain Tumors — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A new video challenge aims to help children with brain tumors. Remember the ice bucket challenge to help ALS? Well, this one involves people and their pets. It was started by a Philadelphia woman, who is a patient herself. It's a new video challenge created by Jennifer Pownall who has 3 brain tumors.

Phila. Mom Fighting For Her Life Works With Cancer Moonshot Summit To Find Cure — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia was part of the first Cancer Moonshot Summit held at cancer centers around the country. Thousands of cancer experts and patients from all 50 states took part in the Moonshot Summit. The mission is to speed up cancer research to find better treatments.

Pat Summitt’s Death Draws Attention To The Reality Of Alzheimer’s Disease " CBS Philly — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - On Tuesday, basketball coach Pat Summitt died at the age of 64. She announced 5 years ago that she had early onset Alzheimer's disease. It's a scary diagnosis that can happen to anyone, even those in their 30's and 40's. About 5 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease have the early-onset form.

Area Mom Starts Yoga Class For People With Disabilities " CBS Philly — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - International Day of Yoga was celebrated this week. Proclaimed by the United Nations, the celebration draws attention to the health benefits of yoga. And that includes for people with disabilities. Yoga has become very popular. Doctors say it can provide a variety of health benefits and that extends to people with disabilities.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @US_FDA: Mercury poisoning linked to skin creams. Avoid skin creams & antiseptic soaps/lotions that contain mercury.

Jul 26, 2016

RT @PPDCommish: Met so many great people out there yesterday expressing themselves as well as showing appreciation for @PhillyPolice

Jul 25, 2016

RT @PHLPublicHealth: Hey everybody: visitors, guests, residents, protesters, ANYONE. Ask for help if you need it. This heat is dangerous.

Jul 22, 2016

#Rocky inspires an Illinois #cancer patient & her family #cbs3 at 6 a story of determination & survival @CBSPhilly

Jul 22, 2016

@DaveScarpello I Dave, it's Stephanie @StahlCBS3 health reporter Sounds like you might have a terrific story Please email me

Jul 22, 2016

@storyrd @CBSPhilly great working with Brad, a wonderful photographer! Welcome to the #cbs3 team.

Jul 22, 2016

Can't wait to share this story the family from Illinois is in Philly to celebrate beating #breastcancer #CBS3 at 6 

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