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Celebrity Chrissy Tiegen sent out pictures of her son wearing a helmet to re-mold his skull. And its not that unusual.
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
December 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Celebrity Chrissy Tiegen sent out pictures of her son wearing a helmet to re-mold his skull, something that is more common than one might think. ---- pic.twitter.com/WcfaEwTUqL — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 3, 2018 For years now parents have been told...
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FILE - This 2014 file electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows numerous, spheroid-shaped Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions.
Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang/CDC via AP, File
December 10, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after...
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Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
December 10, 2018 - 10:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've all done it: swiped a taste of raw batter from the bottom of the bowl. As the holiday season goes into full swing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people not to eat raw cookie dough or other batters, as it can make you sick. Health...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many people who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction become anxious this time of year, because temptation can be found at almost every social event. Naomi Marmorstein, a professor of Psychology at Rutgers University-Camden, says she has three suggestions for...
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anxiety
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December 07, 2018 - 10:19 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder. Childline, the phone counseling...
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Romaine Salad
Dreamstime
December 07, 2018 - 10:11 pm
By Jacqueline Howard and Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from the central Coastal growing regions of Northern and Central California amid a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to...
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Flu Shot
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December 07, 2018 - 10:00 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
December 07, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A local hospital says they have managed to drastically reduce their C-Section rate this year by implementing some simple practices for laboring moms. Paige Rowland, a certified nurse midwife at Einstein Hospital, was among those spearheading a national midwifery...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Jim Melwert
December 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is handing out anti-opioid-overdose medication across the state Thursday, including at more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The kits include two doses of Narcan (the common brand name of naloxone), which can...
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pizza
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December 06, 2018 - 9:38 am
By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) -- A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them. Interestingly, pizza was recently ranked as the food most...
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