Health

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Molly Daly
July 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drexel University has announced it'll lay off about 40% of its physicians and clinical staff because of Hahnemann University Hospital's coming closure. Word of the layoffs came Thursday morning in an email to the Drexel community from medical school...
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Tim Jimenez
July 18, 2019 - 7:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dangerous heat has been making the Delaware Valley an uncomfortable place to be. At its peak, high temperatures and humidity will team up Thursday to make it feel like it's 105 degrees. Whether on a bike or on foot, for a walk or run, many hit Kelly Drive on Thursday'...
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Hahnemann University Hospital emergency entrance
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Tim Jimenez
July 17, 2019 - 7:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starting Wednesday, Hahnemann University Hospital is no longer admitting patients from the emergency room, and certain surgeries are off the table. This is all part of the timeline the hospital just released to wind down operations. The city, the state, even a...
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In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo.
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July 16, 2019 - 8:03 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical...
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Alisha Boe, Katherine Langford, Derek Luke, Dylan Minnette, Miles Heizer and producers attend #NETFLIXFYSEE Event For "13 Reasons Why" Season 2 - Arrivals at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on June 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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July 16, 2019 - 7:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix has decided to remove a graphic suicide scene from the Season 1 finale of its show "13 Reasons Why" as the series prepares to launch its third season. Show creator Brian Yorkey says in a statement on Twitter the intent in portraying the suicide in such graphic detail was...
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Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study.
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July 15, 2019 - 3:23 pm
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) - - Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study. A level of "bad" LDL cholesterol at 100 mg/dL or higher as a young adult was...
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DES MOINES, IOWA - JUNE 08: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets people during a campaign stop at the Capital City Pride Fest on June 08, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Pat Loeb
July 15, 2019 - 7:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There were new developments Monday in the effort to avert the closure of Hahnemann Hospital: Local officials asked for federal financial help and a presidential candidate said he was introducing a bill that would provide just that. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a...
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Doctor and patient.
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July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is called prediabetes, and it’s a diagnosis where a person is heading on the path to diabetes with an elevation of the fasting blood sugar. It is...
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Lynne Adkins
July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Doctors and patients are using technology in the treatment of mental health issues. With an app on your phone or a computer program, patients can keep up with the work needed to handle depression and anxiety. Dr. Michael Vergare, chairman of psychiatry at Thomas...
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