Health

Statins
May 29, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over the years, Niacin has received a great deal of attention because of its so called heart disease prevention capabilities. However, a number of reports have shown...
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Dreamstime
May 28, 2018 - 7:54 am
By Michael Nedelman (CNN) -- A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids. Complicating matters are varying recommendations for the average consumer: The US Food and Drug Administration recommends buying products labeled with at least...
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Dreamstime
May 28, 2018 - 7:38 am
By Amy Chillag (CNN) - - In her prime, Julie Mignerey was on her high school swim team. The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscious household. Her father played professional football, and her mother, she says, was "fit and healthy." Fast-forward to 2018: Mignerey is 48 and married, with four...
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People stand on the steps of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a protest against euthanasia.
AP Photo/Armando Franca, File
May 28, 2018 - 7:18 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted...
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Drinking and driving
May 28, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Memorial Day is a great opportunity for families to get together and to enjoy the beginning of the summer. Of course, the major reason we have the holiday is to...
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Medication Costs
Lynne Adkins
May 26, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Are you worried that you're paying too much for your prescriptions? There's a way to find out and it's as easy as the click of a mouse. Does your pharmacy charge you more for your medications than the drug store across the street? Find out at Pennsylvania's...
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Kangaroo Care
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Hadas Kuznits
May 25, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is spreading awareness about so-called "kangaroo care" and how it can help babies thrive. CHOP is in the midst of a two-week-long "Kangaroo-athon" event. Certified child life specialist Amanda Von Wagner says the goal is to spread...
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Antibiotics
May 25, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are many, including me, who believe we are too reliant on the use of antibiotics, and as a result are creating mutant bacterial strains that are extremely...
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The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel.
AP Photo/Stephanie Nano
May 24, 2018 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...
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Fear-related anxiety
May 24, 2018 - 4:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Stress is not always a bad thing, but sometimes it can can get out of control and lead to anxiety. This can take years from your life. Now a study has been designed to...
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