Health

Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
May 22, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Emphysema patients may find surgery to remove damaged lung tissue makes breathing easier, but it can also be invasive and risky. But a new procedure could offer patients a less-invasive option to improve their quality of life. Gerard Criner, chair of the Department of...
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Alzheimer's Disease
May 22, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Alzheimer's disease affects more than five million people in the United States, and many believe that detecting Alzheimer’s disease early could help delay symptoms...
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Dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 7:35 am
By Mark Lieber (CNN) - - Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60 percent in U.S. children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to U.S. poison...
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Women Dieting
May 21, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With so much concern over hormones, there has been a great deal of controversy about treatments for menopause, and many people are concerned about ways to reduce some...
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Dreamstime
May 20, 2018 - 10:01 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that's offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraines...
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Depression
Lynne Adkins
May 19, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Major depression is on the rise and costing the health care system money and resources. Nine-million Americans suffer major depression according to a new study from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Dr. Ginny Calega, vice president for Medical Management and Policy at...
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Dreamstime
John McDevitt
May 18, 2018 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Dozens of men and women came together Friday to celebrate a special cancer free milestone in Juniata Park. The former patients of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia were all smiles at the Celebrate Life event. Among them was Christine Bray, from...
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President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File
May 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior...
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Aimovig Migraine Medicine
(Amgen Inc. via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration's action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) for sale. It's the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other...
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teen depression
Suzanne Monaghan
May 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or self-harm has doubled since 2008. The increases were highest among teens ages 15 to 17, but 12 to 14-year-olds made up more than a...
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