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Teen suicide
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. There is no single cause for suicide, but the majority of teens who attempt suicide...
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Sad Child
Lynne Adkins
July 14, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- PTSD is a well-known disorder in adults, but children can suffer as well. Child abuse, a serious car accident, a deadly fire or surviving two weeks in a dark, wet cave all can result in post-traumatic stress syndrome in children. Max Greenspan, a licensed clinical...
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McDonald's
Rich Brooks/CNN
July 14, 2018 - 10:19 am
By Faith Karimi and Debra Goldschmidt, CNN (CNN) -- An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald's salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is working with McDonald's to identify the salad ingredients making...
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Honey Smacks Cereal
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July 13, 2018 - 7:02 pm
By Maritza Moulite, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
July 13, 2018 - 6:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New guidelines for prescribing painkillers to certain patients could be helping to decrease overdoses related to the country's opioid epidemic. Virginia Calega with Independence Blue Cross says since 2014, the insurer has reevaluated how their doctors prescribe...
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ADHD
July 13, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Early premature birth may increase the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in preschoolers and in attention symptoms in school-age children...
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healthy carbs
July 12, 2018 - 5:47 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The American Diabetes Association recommends getting about 45% of your total calories from carbs. You should spread out your carb consumption through the day. Typically...
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A technician prepares equipment to monitor Martin Braun's brain activity during a sleep study at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
AP Photo/Emiliano Rodriguez Mega
July 12, 2018 - 2:52 pm
Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It's been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he doesn't like wearing the mask. "It's like an octopus has clung to my face,"...
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Exercise Bike
July 11, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There's another good reason to exercise! According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychiatry Edition, cardiorespiratory fitness in middle-age is associated with reduced risk of depression and cardiovascular mortality in older adults,...
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Thai youth soccer team's recovery involves isolation and searching for signs of infection
Royal Thai Navy Facebook/AP
July 10, 2018 - 8:43 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- It was a miraculous rescue that brought tears to eyes: All 12 boys and their coach on the Wild Boar youth soccer team have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after more than two weeks trapped inside. The final boy and the coach were pulled out of the cave...
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