Health

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Hadas Kuznits
February 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and folks are being encouraged to get tested. Kevin Burns with Action Wellness says it's a day during Black History Month focusing on an important health issue in the black community. "It's an opportunity really to...
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Pat Loeb
February 06, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plans for a safe injection site in Philadelphia will continue to move forward while U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain's civil suit is in the courts. Both the city and the nonprofit Safehouse, which will operate it, remain committed to opening the site. READ: US attorney sues...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after Philadelphia’s first planned "safe injection site."
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Steve Tawa
February 06, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bound by his personal duty to enforce "the rule of law," U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after the nation's first planned, supervised drug injection site in Philadelphia's Kensington section by filing a civil lawsuit backed by the U.S. Department of Justice. While...
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Ebola test
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February 06, 2019 - 10:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A patient is being tested for Ebola at a hospital in Philadelphia, although officials don't believe the patient has the potentially deadly illness. Penn Medicine says preliminary testing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania indicates the person has another condition...
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pediatrician
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Dan Wing
February 06, 2019 - 10:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Thomas the Apostle School in Glenn Mills will be closed Friday so officials can clean and disinfect the building after several dozen students and staff members had to stay home sick. The decision comes after 70 students were out sick Tuesday, and almost 60 were...
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Dan Wing
February 06, 2019 - 9:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The principal of Haverford Middle School in Delaware County sent an email to parents, warning them that students may have been exposed to a case of pertussis, which is more commonly known as whooping cough. Whooping cough is highly contagious, and quickly spreads by...
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President Donald Trump talks to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while leaving the House chamber after giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington.
Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool
February 06, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing reporters ahead of Trump's...
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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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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 16-month-old boy had to be treated with Narcan after ingesting drugs at his parents' home Monday night in Upper Darby. It was around 5:30 p.m. when the boy's father returned home from work to find his girlfriend, the boy's mother, passed out on the bed. "The child...
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happy young couple
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Suzanne Monaghan
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dating violence is more common than many people think. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse in a relationship. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In 2010...
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COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Lynne Adkins
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University Hospital is taking part in a clinical trial that's designed to help fragile lung patients. More than 11 million Americans suffer from COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Gerard Criner, director of the Temple Lung Center, says a common...
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