Health

U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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Justin Udo
August 19, 2019 - 6:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hahnemann University Hospital's impending closure could have serious consequences for some medical students who planned on completing their residency there, and the fate of dozens of residents with J-1 Visas was uncertain until a Philadelphia nonprofit stepped in to...
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Dr. Jasmine Saavedra
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August 17, 2019 - 12:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green...
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Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a recall for more than 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patties.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
August 16, 2019 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a recall for more than 39,000 pounds of Weaver frozen chicken patties because they may be contaminated with foreign matter. The patties are sold fully cooked and frozen and come in a 26-oz. resealable plastic bags that were shipped to...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a number of bills into law Monday aimed at fighting an increase in foreclosures throughout the Garden State.
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Mike Dougherty
August 16, 2019 - 7:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A judge in New Jersey has put a hold on the state's new so-called "right to die" law that allows people who have a terminal illness to buy and self-administer life-ending drugs. The governor plans to fight it. The law went into effect earlier this month, and it's been...
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Little Miranda, a miniature therapy horse from Jacobs Mane of Hope, made her debut at Temple University Hospital.
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John McDevitt
August 15, 2019 - 11:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Miniature horses are joining the ranks of other therapy animals making the rounds at Philadelphia-area hospitals. Patients, visitors and staff at Temple Universality Hospital in North Philadelphia have already been alleviating stress for years with a therapy dog...
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Jacquie Cadorette
August 14, 2019 - 4:01 pm
It’s no secret that social media can have poor effects on our mental health, but a recent study shows that the effects could be different for girls compared to the effects on boys. The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England aimed to determine the negative effects of social media on younger...
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August 14, 2019 - 11:00 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of his or her life indoors : 87% in a building of some kind, then another 6% in automobiles. The overwhelming majority of us spend only 7% of our entire life outdoors...
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Pat Loeb
August 13, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plumbing problems at a state-run youth detention facility in the Poconos left 49 young residents with no running water for two weeks — a condition the state failed to report to the counties responsible for the residents. The state brought in portable toilets and...
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Croda Inc., in New Castle located at the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge had a toxic release leaking ethylene oxide, an extremely flammable gas, from a tank on the site, causing the bridge to be shut down for several hours on Sunday night.
Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal
August 13, 2019 - 9:37 am
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge one of the busiest travel days of the year. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental...
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