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PHOTO: More than half of teens surveyed for the Pew Research Internet Project said they'd observed instances of cyber bullying. Photo courtesy www.stopbullying.gov

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media are providing online channels for negative interactions between children. More than half of teens report they have witnessed online bullying. Peggy Caruso, a life coac...Read More

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A new survey from AARP Pennsylvania reveals voters age 50 and older have a number of economic concerns ahead of this year's midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Charles Rondeau.

PHILADELPHIA - A new election-year poll of likely voters in Pennsylvania aged 50 and older reveals many are concerned about having enough money down the road, and want candidates to focus on improving their economic security. The survey, conducted by AARP Pennsylvania, shows six in 10 worry about h...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds a staggering number of young athletes hide their injuries in order to continue playing, or feel pressured to play while hurt. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - As young Pennsylvania athletes prepare to take the field for football and other sports this fall, a new survey finds a growing number will likely face an injury during the season. According to research from Safe Kids Worldwide, an alarming number of young people are hurt as a resul...Read More

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PHOTO: Basketball is part of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the largest such event in the world. This year's games are under way in Philadelphia. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

PHILADELPHIA – They showed courage and heart while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and now, that same grit and determination is on display at the 34th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Some 600 veterans with disabilities representing states across the country are in Philadelphia fo...Read More

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A Pennsylvania psychologist questions whether the dialogue emerging on depression will last far beyond the headlines over comedian and actor Robin Williams's suicide. Photo courtesy of George Hodan.

PHILADELPHIA – We are learning more about the demons comedian and actor Robin Williams faced in the forms of depression and addiction prior to his death earlier this week. His passing has brought those illnesses to the forefront, but will it have a long-term impact on how they are perceived...Read More

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PHOTO: Coming to a rooftop near you? A report from the group PennEnvironment shows Pennsylvania's solar capacity grew by 16 percent in 2013. Photo credit: Petr Kratochvil.

PHILADELPHIA - The year 2013 was one of sizeble growth for solar power in Pennsylvania. According to a new report from the group PennEnvironment, the state's solar capacity grew 16 percent last year, as the nation saw solar projects triple since 2011. PennEnvironment field director Adam Garber said...Read More

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PHOTO: According to the Center for Rural Affairs, higher percentages of households in rural areas receive SNAP benefits than in urban areas or small cities. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Flickr.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America's food supply is grown and raised. Jon Bailey, director of rural public policy p...Read More

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PHOTO: A new list of some of the nutritionally worst meals served at U.S. restaurant chains includes a 3,500 calorie offering from Red Robin of a burger, fries and milkshake. Photo credit: terren in Virginia/Flickr

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A meal of a burger, French fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide. With 3,500 calories, the meal at Red Robin is among those featured in the Xtreme Eating Awards from the Center for Science in the Public Inte...Read More

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