Health

Stolen colonoscopes from Lankenau Medical Center
Lower Merion Police Department
Jim Melwert
April 25, 2019 - 2:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to investigators, the people who stole $450,000 worth of hospital equipment knew specifically what they wanted and where they were going. On April 20, at least three people stole expensive colonoscopes from Lankenau Medical Center. Lower Merion police...
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News Jersey forest
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Mike Dougherty
April 25, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There was a two-hour hearing in Trenton on Thursday on the effects of climate change in New Jersey. A recent study finds two out of three people are concerned about global warming, but their level of understanding varies greatly. Each expert present at the hearing...
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CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer the relatively new teeth-straightening service.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
April 25, 2019 - 1:49 pm
CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer a relatively new teeth-straightening service. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will add SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores, where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person...
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Lego's Braille Bricks
Lego
April 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm
By Emily Dixon (CNN) -- Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a "playful and engaging way." Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system...
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pre cut melon
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April 25, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By Lauren M. Johnson (CNN) -- A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration say the likely source of the outbreak is Caito Foods LLC in Illinois, but the...
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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
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April 25, 2019 - 12:31 pm
By Faith Karimi (CNN) -- Renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, has died, her family said. "Our beloved Charity passed peacefully with her husband, mother, and siblings at her side and sunshine on her face," the family said in...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Jim Melwert
April 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Spotted lanternflies will start hatching soon. A horticulture expert has some advice on what to do — and what not to do — to fight the pests. Spotted lanternflies don’t bite people or pets, but since they have no known predator here in the US, they tend to swarm...
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Donald Dvorin demonstrates how to use a pollen count machine on a Mount Laurel, N.J,., rooftop.
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Tim Jimenez
April 25, 2019 - 7:58 am
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Pollen counts right now are at "extreme levels," says Dr. Donald Dvorin with The Asthma Center. Dvorin is one of the people helping keep track of pollen counts this time of year. On the rooftop of his Mount Laurel, N.J., office, he demonstrated how he collects...
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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina
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David Madden
April 24, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BURLINGTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A year-long program to get people with drug addictions into treatment programs in Burlington County is expanding into a third municipality come May. The "Straight to Treatment" program began a little over a year ago in Evesham Township. Pemberton came on board...
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1 year old baby boy child sitting on sofa watching a video from smart phone.
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April 24, 2019 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour watching screens every...
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