Health

The Public Health Management Corporation held a workshop where they trained their employees how to administer Narcan nasal spray. All the participants took home a pack of Narcan to use in case they come across someone overdosing.
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Justin Udo
December 04, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 2017, more than 1,200 people in Philadelphia died as a result of an overdose, according to the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). To combat the staggering figures, the nonprofit trained hundreds of its employees to be first lines of defense in the fight...
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Obamacare
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December 04, 2018 - 12:25 pm
By Katie Lobosco and Tami Luhby (CNN) — It will cost a little less to buy Obamacare coverage in 2019. The average premium for the benchmark silver plan will decline by 1.5 percent, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday. It's the first time average premiums have fallen since...
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Adenovirus
CDC/ Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.
Lynne Adkins
December 04, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey Senate Committee is investigating an outbreak of adenovirus at a Camden County pediatric clinic after a 13th child was reported sick, but the question remains: Why are we hearing about so many serious infections lately? Reports of the virus have spread...
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Holiday Grief
Dreamstime
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's not easy to be merry this time of year if your family is facing health issues or loss. If celebrating the holiday the way your mother always did is too painful since she passed away, establish a new tradition, suggests Lara Moretti, manager of family support...
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Dog Food
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December 01, 2018 - 10:36 am
By Theresa Waldrop (CNN) -- Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, is recalling three of its puppy and dog food products, citing potentially high levels of vitamin D that could lead to "serious health issues," including kidney failure. The brands affected are Evolve, Sportsman's...
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Sick Child
Dreamstime
November 30, 2018 - 8:41 pm
(CBS) -- There's a good chance that some cases of the mysterious polio-like illness seen recently in U.S. children may have been misdiagnosed, a new study reports. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which causes potentially life-threatening paralysis and primarily strikes children, has been recurring in...
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Polio
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November 30, 2018 - 5:22 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio...
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The holiday season is in full swing with a flurry of activity, but if you've lost a loved one, it can be difficult to find your joy.
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Kimberly Adams
November 29, 2018 - 5:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday season is in full swing with a flurry of activity, but if you've lost a loved one, it can be difficult to find your joy. "This time of year can exacerbate the good memories and the hard memories," said Penn Medicine clinical psychologist Thea Gallagher...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018, photo, Qin Jinzhou, an embryologist who was part of the team working with scientist He Jiankui, adjusts a microplate containing embryos that have been injected with Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA at a lab in Shenzhen.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
November 29, 2018 - 11:46 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — China's government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon to try to make permanent...
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File
November 29, 2018 - 11:19 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the...
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