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Diabetes: Signs, Changes and Resources

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Call the Doctor explores signs, changes and resources for diabetes

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Obesity: Risk Factors, Treatment & Support

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Call the Doctor explores risk factors, treatment and support for obesity

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Colorectal Cancer: Treatment & Resources

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Call the Doctor explores the treatments and resources available for colorectal cancer 

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Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors & Screenings

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Call the Doctor explores the importance of screenings for colorectal cancer

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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A three-part, six-hour major television event presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, 

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Heart Health: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

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Call the Doctor explores what to look for and be aware of when it comes to heart health

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Princeton Hydro

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Helping preserve the quality of lakes and ponds

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Natural Lands Trust

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Helping people throughout PA and NJ preserve, celebrate and enjoy our natural landscape

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Lackawanna Heritage Trail

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Lackawanna Heritage Trail links the region's past, present and future together.

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Bike PGH

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Season 3, Episode 3

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