Health

Male Nurse
Lynne Adkins
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The face of nursing has been changing in recent years. More and more men are finding it's the perfect profession. Dr. Jim Mendez, assistant professor of nursing at Villanova University, says nursing is a recession proof job. There's always a need for caring people to...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2019 - 6:33 pm
By Nina Avramova (CNN) - - An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The "planetary health diet" is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake...
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Free Eye Glasses
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Dan Wing
January 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds of Philadelphia kids were treated to free pairs of eye glasses on Saturday at Wills Eye Hospital in Center City. Back in November, more than 1,200 kids were given free vision screenings as part of Give Kids Sight Day. Of those kids, a little over half needed...
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Army-Cooper
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
January 18, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Army is partnering with Cooper University Health Care in a training program designed to improve the survival rate on the battlefield. Members of the Army's Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team will spend the next three years embedded with Cooper's clinical staff,...
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Perdue Foods, LLC, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products.
Food Safety and Inspection Service
January 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood. The gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets were produced on Oct. 25 and were sold at stores nationwide. They have a UPC bar code of 72745-...
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A needle disposal unit In Starbucks at 18th and Spruce streets.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
January 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starbucks has been putting needle disposal boxes in some of its restrooms, including some in Philadelphia, and it's part of a growing trend. Amari says he never paid attention to the needle disposal unit in his favorite Starbucks, at 18th and Spruce streets, when it...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A consumer watchdog group has put out a new report showing increasing threats to U.S. food safety. A new report from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group, titled " How Safe is our Food? " points to widespread problems with the U.S. food safety system...
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The Beyond/Hello dispensary is located at 1206 Sansom St. It officially opens Jan. 24.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open next week, but the public can find out more about the business Thursday at a free open house event. The dispensary, called Beyond/Hello , will be a place where cannabis products can be matched...
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Susan Frietsche (center) speaks at the Capitol during a Women's Law Project news conference.
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Tony Romeo
January 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania abortion providers have sued the commonwealth, seeking to overturn the ban on state dollars for abortions. Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project , said abortion rights advocates have for a long time looked for an...
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The report by the Rudd Center, the Council on Black Health at Drexel University and Salud America! at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio analyzed the targeted advertising efforts of 32 restaurants and food and beverage companies.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
January 15, 2019 - 12:03 pm
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows. Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82%...
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