Health

In this May 2, 2019, photo homeless people gather on the sidewalk at an encampment in Phoenix.
Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo
May 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations...
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Tyson Chicken Strip Recall
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May 04, 2019 - 1:25 pm
By Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) -- Tyson Foods has significantly expanded a recall of its chicken strips over concerns that some might be contaminated with pieces of metal, federal food safety officials said Friday. The recall now affects more than 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken...
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Broad Street Run
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Dan Wing
May 04, 2019 - 10:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The 2019 Broad Street Run is set for Sunday morning with thousands of people planning on making the 10-mile trek through the heart of Philadelphia. Runners have more than likely been training for this run for months already, but the week of the race and day before...
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The Freewinds cruise ship
Bradley Lacan/AP
May 03, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Friday they will quarantine a ship with 300 people aboard that is heading to the Dutch Caribbean island after they were banned from disembarking in nearby St. Lucia because of a confirmed case of measles. Health officials said they will...
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Mom Congress
Mom Congress
Hadas Kuznits
May 03, 2019 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mothers from all across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., Sunday for a three-day convention — known as Mom Congress — urging lawmakers to improve policies surrounding pregnancy, child birth and postpartum depression. New Jersey business owner Jasmine Kaur...
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DA Larry Krasner and authorities have announced that there are no more backlogged rape kits, thanks to grant money and investigative efforts.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
May 02, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Top Philadelphia authorities have announced that there are no more backlogged rape kits, thanks to grant money and investigative efforts. They are now working to identify and arrest rape suspects. Since about 2015, forensic scientists and lab technicians have been...
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A woman sitting alone.
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A study that came out Wednesday shows a troubling trend regarding suicide attempts among young people in the U.S. The study in the Journal of Pediatrics, which looked at children and young adults ages 10 to 24 from 2000 to 2018, finds the rate of attempted suicide by...
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A caregiver holding a person's hand.
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Lynne Adkins
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millions of Americans are caring for sick family members and nearly half of them are performing complicated medical tasks. A family member is sick, so you're giving them medications, making sure they eat special meals. Then you give them the required injections, but...
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An emerging medical technology shows how your body will respond to treatment well before you're wheeled into the operating room.
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Ian Bush
April 30, 2019 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An emerging medical technology shows how your body will respond to treatment well before you're wheeled into the operating room. Combine the stunning detail of today's medical imaging with artificial intelligence and you have what Dorin Comaniciu with Siemens...
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Medical marijuana.
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Ian Bush
April 30, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Early this year, New Jersey approved the use of medical marijuana to help treat opioid addiction, and the state health commissioner is encouraged by the results. “Medical marijuana is a useful adjunct that helps them bridge faster into recovery," said Dr. Shereef...
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