Health

Huey Lewis
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Lynne Adkins
May 13, 2018 - 2:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Another long-time musician is having hearing issues. The latest is Huey Lewis, who's cancelled all concerts for the rest of the year as a result. Vertigo, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss are all symptoms of Meniere's disease, according to Dr. Douglas Nadel, an...
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Egg Recall / Salmonella Outbreak
May 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said. The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month. The outbreak is...
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Dr. Albert Rohr is the chief of allergy at Main Line Health.
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Tim Jimenez
May 10, 2018 - 7:39 am
BRYN MAWR (KYW Newsradio) -- Spring is in the air and so is the pollen, leaving a lot of allergy sufferers looking for relief. If it feels like your spring allergies are hitting you harder and a little later this time of year, Dr. Albert Rohr, chief of allergy with Main Line Health, says that’s...
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Lynne Adkins
May 07, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fall-related injuries can be devastating financially and physically. Those falls, too, will cost Medicare and Medicaid billions of dollars over the next few years, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there are ways to stay...
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Dreamstime
Suzanne Monaghan
May 05, 2018 - 10:00 pm
(KYW Newsradio) — Cellphone usage late at night leads to sleep deprivation among teenagers, which is contributing to an increase in depression and anxiety, according to researchers. Experts have a simple solution: Don't let your teenager keep a cellphone in his or her bedroom overnight. But that's...
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Dreamstime
May 03, 2018 - 9:25 am
By Brian McDonough PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A medication developed in part by the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been approved by the FDA to treat an aggressive form of Lymphoma. It's called Kymriah, and it's made by taking patients' T-cells, or immune...
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legislators debate the "heartbeat" bill at the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines
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May 03, 2018 - 7:36 am
By Barbara Rodriguez and Scott Stewart, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican legislators sent Iowa's governor a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of...
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MDMA
Drug Enforcment Adminstration
May 02, 2018 - 8:03 am
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- MDMA -- the active ingredient in the banned street drug ecstasy -- is safe and enhances the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when administered during psychotherapy, according to a new clinical trial. More research is needed to fully assess the drug, caution...
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Medical marijuana in large jar at a legal marijuana dispensary.
David Madden
May 01, 2018 - 4:23 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health officials said the state has reached a milestone in its medical marijuana program: A total of 20,000 people are now signed up. Of that amount, 4,200 patients registered since Gov. Phil Murphy took office almost four months ago — an increase of 21...
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Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.
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May 01, 2018 - 10:08 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for — and will receive — a cut to his record-setting pay, federal officials said Monday. Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s new salary was not revealed. The 66-year-old HIV researcher, who was...
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