Health

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Tony Romeo
September 16, 2018 - 10:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Telemedicine, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The doctor makes house calls, electronically, but health care providers and insurers are wrangling over legislation intended to pave the way for more use of telemedicine in Pennsylvania. Supporters of telemedicine...
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CNN
September 15, 2018 - 8:51 pm
By Sandee LaMotte (CNN) -- The head of the US Food and Drug Administration took aim Wednesday at Juul and other e-cigarette manufacturers, warning that they must show in the next two months how they'll keep the devices out of the hands of young people. Noting an "epidemic" surge in teen use of e-...
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Dreamstime
September 14, 2018 - 9:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in...
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Jefferson CEO Dr. Steve Klasko and Einstein CEO Barry Freedman
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Mike Dougherty
September 14, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After officials from the two health care giants signed on the line, Einstein Healthcare Network and Jefferson Health were engaged. It’s official! ---- #engaged pic.twitter.com/BYJrCX4x88 — Jefferson (@JeffersonUniv) September 14, 2018 Jefferson CEO Dr. Steve Klasko...
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Mike DeNardo
September 14, 2018 - 12:38 pm
UPDATED: 1:50 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You may not realize it, but some dishes at chain restaurants may pack more than a day's recommended sodium content. The city of Philadelphia wants you to be aware of that. Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill on Friday requiring chain restaurants to put a...
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Bob Evans Farms, Inc., is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
September 14, 2018 - 11:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday that Bob Evans Farms, Inc., is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with pieces of clear, hard plastic. The recalled...
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Dan Wing
September 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Perkiomen High School is set to reopen Monday now that officials believe they have a mold situation under control. School officials and a mold expert gave parents an update at a school board meeting Thursday night, saying the mold issue, which closed the school...
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elimination diet
September 14, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Has anyone ever mentioned the term elimination diets to you? So-called elimination diets can be helpful in conditions such as food allergies, food sensitivities, and...
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The new Apple Watch 4 is on display at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif.
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September 13, 2018 - 3:51 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. In its fourth incarnation, called Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-...
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This dummy is part of a simulation that teaches medical professionals how to find and treat sepsis.
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Justin Udo
September 13, 2018 - 2:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some medical professionals are using "escape room" games to learn how to identify and treat sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Sepsis is the body's life-threatening reaction to an infection. "That can lead to organ damage, and even death," said Dr...
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