Health

Concussion
July 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Concussions and traumatic brain injury in football is widely studied because of knowledge about CTE and long-term effects of damage. When we think of concussions, most...
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almond milk
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July 18, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines "...
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Walnuts and almonds
July 18, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- When fertility specialists look at infertility in couples they usually wait for about one year of a couple actively trying to have a child. Once that time period has...
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Whole Foods Market employee Ian Purdue scans non-GMO products for ordering.
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Lynne Adkins
July 17, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Advertising has us looking for foods that are gluten-free, organic and now non-GMO project verified — but what does that really mean? Adrienne Kleintop, assistant professor of plant science at Delaware Valley University, said the non-GMO project is an independent...
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Dreamstime
July 17, 2018 - 8:01 pm
By Maritza Moulite (CNN) -- People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found. "The mechanisms are not clear," said Dr...
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The only medical respite for the homeless in Philadelphia, Serenity Court, celebrated its official opening of the facility.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
July 17, 2018 - 7:31 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The only medical respite for the homeless in Philadelphia is officially open for business, allowing the city's most vulnerable patients the opportunity to recover in dignity. When a homeless individual is released after being hospitalized, many times they are...
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in vitro fertilization
July 17, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) For those of us old enough to remember, the world's first in vitro fertilization or IVF baby was born forty years ago in 1978. Since that time, eight million babies have...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 16, 2018 - 7:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local stroke patients are using a new device to help them move through recovery. MossRehab After a stroke or brain injury, many patients must re-learn to walk — which is done one painful step at a time, according to Alberto Esquenazi, chief medical officer at...
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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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