Health

Hahnemann University Hospital
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July 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
By Lydia DePillis, CNN Business (CNN) — For decades, Hahnemann University Hospital served as the main safety-net hospital for downtown Philadelphia's neediest residents. But last week, it released its last patient. Within a month, the hospital's 2,572 staff will all have been laid off, and the...
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In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo EpiPens that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch bought with her are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington as she testifies before the House Oversight Committee hearing on EpiPen price increases.
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July 29, 2019 - 11:53 am
By Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Pfizer, the country's largest drugmaker, is creating a hybrid new drug company by combining its off-patent branded drug business with the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan. The two companies said Monday that they'll ultimately spin off the combination of...
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Mike Dougherty
July 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some people say music is like a drug, and a new study from Penn Medicine finds a calming tune can be just as effective at treating anxiety prior to an operation as a mild sedative. "Researchers actually evaluated that track and saw that there was reduction in anxiety...
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Pictured: Multi drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa  Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial and fungal infections, but some people in the United States are using antibiotics without a doctor's prescription.
Centers for Disease Control via CNN
July 28, 2019 - 7:01 pm
By Minali Nigam (CNN) -- Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial and fungal infections, but some people in the United States are using antibiotics without a doctor's prescription. That's a public health problem that can increase drug resistance and make it harder to treat infections,...
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Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon Shows Female Patient Breast Implant Samples for Her Future Surgery. Professional and Famous Surgeon Working in Respectable Clinic. - stock photo
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Hadas Kuznits
July 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A breast implant recall announced on Wednesday has prompted lots of phone calls from worried plastic surgery patients, and a local surgeon says it's important to know what's been placed in your body. "We've been getting so many phone calls from everyone that is just so...
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In this photo illustration a one dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine
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David Madden
July 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's another case of measles reported in New Jersey, the 17th this year. And it comes from an area where cases have been reported before. Officials reported a dozen cases in and near Ocean County earlier this year and thought they were nipped in the bud back in...
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Hadas Kuznits
July 26, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A report mandated by the Affordable Care Act is helping 18 Philadelphia-area public hospitals learn how to improve their health care. The report focuses on communities and their needs, which meant going into neighborhoods and interviewing individuals served by the...
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This April 30, 2007, file photo, shows the headquarters of Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio.
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July 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Geoff Mulvihill and Riin Aljas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An executive at one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships...
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FDA vaping ad
FDA
July 23, 2019 - 5:32 pm
By Michael Nedelman (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out its first TV ads focused on e-cigarette prevention. The effort is part of the FDA's "The Real Cost" youth e-cigarette prevention campaign, a $60 million initiative that launched last year through social media, digital content...
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Ragu pasta sauce
Mizkan America, Inc.
July 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
By Ryan Prior (CNN) — Before you break open a jar of Ragu pasta sauce for your Sunday dinner, take a look to make sure it's not part of a new recall. Mizkan America, the company that makes Ragu, announced a recall of several kinds of sauce, citing concerns that some were contaminated with fragments...
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