Health

Opioids.
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Molly Daly
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration announced Wednesday that it's adding $5 million in federal grants to a student loan repayment program for health care practitioners in communities with high opioid use. Pennsylvania Department of Health press secretary Nate Wardle says the...
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Lynne Adkins
May 20, 2019 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's hard to keep up with school work when you're stuck in the hospital for weeks or months at a time. As a result, education has become a key part of the treatment plan for young patients at area children's hospitals. Jennifer Sciolla, director of school programs at...
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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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May 16, 2019 - 11:06 am
By Betsy Klein (CNN) — Former President Jimmy Carter may have spent three days in the hospital, but the 94 year-old is expected to teach Sunday school at his beloved Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, this weekend. Carter was released from the hospital Thursday morning, the Carter Center...
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Margeaux Hartline, dressed as a handmaid, protests against a ban on nearly all abortions outside of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
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May 15, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers' vote to outlaw almost all abortions in the state is igniting a legal and political battle over what would be the most restrictive law in the country as conservatives aim to challenge the Supreme Court's 1973 decision that...
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In this Nov. 19, 2015, photo, a row of new Ford Fusions are for sale on the lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa.
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May 15, 2019 - 10:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines. The company is urging drivers to always use the parking...
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This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York.
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May 15, 2019 - 7:26 am
By Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and based on more than 99%...
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In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks to the media in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama lawmakers have passed a near total ban on abortion.
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May 15, 2019 - 6:41 am
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country. The legislation would make performing an...
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Studying medicine.
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Lynne Adkins
May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that measles and mumps have made a comeback, physicians may be diagnosing viruses they've never seen. Physicians in training are taught to recognize these viruses even though they had not been a big problem for years. Dr. Steven Herrine, vice dean for academic...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Steve Tawa
May 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Referring to Pennsylvania as a state hit the hardest by opioid addiction, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday he is filing a lawsuit against the creator of prescription painkiller OxyContin. While it's not the first lawsuit, Shapiro said this one is the...
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Former President Jimmy Carter
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May 13, 2019 - 4:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his Georgia home, underwent successful surgery and was recovering comfortably, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said. Carter was on his way to go turkey hunting, the spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said in a statement. She...
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