Health

Many people say they can predict the weather by the pain in their joints.
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October 30, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many say they can predict the weather by the pain in their joints. I've learned not to doubt these people, but there are scientists out there who definitely doubt their...
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Many people are not aware that too much sleep is also not good for you.
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October 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Most of us know that not getting enough sleep is bad for our health. For instance, driving without sleep can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol...
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October 28, 2018 - 2:26 pm
(CNN) -- Nine children have been reported dead at a New Jersey nursing home in the last week, at least eight from viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said. The ninth victim, described as "medically fragile with respiratory illness" by the Wanaque Center for Nursing...
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Adenovirus
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October 26, 2018 - 8:47 pm
By Laura Ly and Susan Scutti, (CNN) -- An eighth child has died in a New Jersey nursing home that has had seven confirmed deaths from a group of viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said. The "medically fragile child with respiratory illness" died at the Wanaque...
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Halloween
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October 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- Americans go batty for Halloween. We're not afraid to dig deep to have a howling good time. We're planning on spending $9 billion on the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey. Dressing up as spooks and monsters, such those in Fortnite (...
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Coffee
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October 26, 2018 - 5:22 pm
By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) -- You're out late at night and you've had one too many drinks. You're feeling a bit inebriated, and you're wondering if a cup of coffee can help. Many of us have been there. Well, here's the lowdown: While a cup of joe or shot of espresso can help to perk you up, it's not...
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Obesity is becoming a growing issue in our country and throughout the world.
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October 26, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Obesity is becoming a growing issue in our country and throughout the world. In fact, a report from the World Health Organization has found that for the first time...
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Adenovirus
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October 25, 2018 - 8:39 pm
(CBS NEWS) -- When health officials reported this week that seven children died in a viral outbreak at a long-term care facility in New Jersey, the news focused attention on adenovirus, the bug believed to be responsible. According to the state's Department of Health, the deaths occurred among...
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Adenovirus
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October 25, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey health officials have confirmed another case of adenovirus at a Passaic County rehab center specializing in care for fragile young people. Seven children have died from the virus, which is also blamed now for sickening 11 other patients and one staffer at...
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October 25, 2018 - 2:21 pm
BURLINGTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Virtua Health System took its show on the road Thursday in an effort to reach underserved communities in South Jersey. The non-profit healthcare system set up shop in front of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington. The fleet of vehicles offers free digital...
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