Gene mutation lowers desire to drink alcohol.
Robotic snake fights cancer
A robotic snake is giving surgeons a minimally invasive way to perform delicate, life-saving …
Otters as pet therapists
Otters and children are swimming together at an animal sanctuary, but it isn't just a cute romp …
Help disposing of pesticides
A county in our region is one of 15 in Pennsylvania eligible to take part in CHEMSWEEP next year.…
Corneal implant restores focus
Your near-vision quality goes down as your age goes up. It’s called presbyopia. Now a corneal …
"This suggests that a 75 year old today has a lower risk of having dementia today than a 75 year …
Cracking your genetic code
How would you like to know your chances of developing major health problems like heart disease and …
Health care industry reels at Obamacare uncertainty
Six years into building its business around the Affordable Care Act, the nation's $3 trillion …
PA expands access to birth control
The Wolf Administration will birth control options like the IUD and the implant, more available…
Breast cancer/prostate cancer link
Men may be at a higher risk for advanced prostate cancer if women in their family have had female…
Charlotte Ames is the area's only local Health Reporter and brings you the latest medical health news weeknights. You can catch Healthcast on WTAJ News at 5:00pm and her Health Headlines report on WTAJ News at 5:30pm.
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