Health

"The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history."  So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024.
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February 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- "The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history." So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024. Hawaii has some of the most...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
February 04, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday was the first day back at class after a mumps warning at an Upper Darby school made the rounds. Now, both parents and school district officials are speaking out. KYW Newsradio spoke with a woman who has multiple children attending Garrettford Elementary School...
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Emissions rise out of a large smoke stack at Pacificorp's 1000 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday marks the second day of a Code Orange air quality alert in the region. The warmer temperatures outside may feel nice, but children, the elderly and people with respiratory issues should limit their time outside because of the air quality. The Delaware Valley...
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Madison Tolchin leaves after having a health checkup at a Planned Parenthood clinic on April 14, 2017 in Wellington, Florida.
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February 04, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — There was a significant increase in women with commercial insurance getting long-acting reversible contraception , or LARC, in the month after the 2016 presidential election, according to a new research paper. It was long speculated that women were rushing to get LARC...
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Organ Donation.
Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gift of Life organ donor program is celebrating a successful 2018 while looking at ways to improve in 2019. For the 11th straight year, the Philadelphia region and the tri-state area served by Gift of Life led the nation in organs donated and the number of organs...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote, this week, on a bill to regulate pharmaceutical sales representatives. The bill stalled in December after furious lobbying by the drug industry. The opioid epidemic inspired the bill, but its sponsor says it's designed to...
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Pregnancy.
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's another thing for women to avoid when pregnant or nursing. You know to avoid alcohol and cigarettes while pregnant or nursing. Now, you need to steer clear of marijuana. Denise Ellison, program coordinator for Newborn Nursery Services at Abington-Jefferson...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2019 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Delaware County school officials issue a health warning after an Upper Darby student is diagnosed with the mumps. School officials from Garrettford Elementary School, in Upper Darby, issued a warning to parents that their child may have been exposed this past Monday...
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Football Food
February 02, 2019 - 11:21 am
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- The Super Bowl is a national holiday even for those who don't watch football. One big reason for that? The food. But the weeks leading up to the big game have brought on many recalls by the Food and Drug Administration. Here are the products to keep off your plate...
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Philadelphians are moving and grooving at an innovative hula hoop exercise class, led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
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Justin Udo
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About a year ago, Janice Barbour had a realization: "I'm out of shape." So she decided to do something about it. She started taking hula hoop dancing classes at the Hawthorne rec center in South Philadelphia. "I was trying to find some fitness that could one, fit into...
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