Health

Hand Washing
June 30, 2018 - 9:59 am
By Melissa Gray (CNN) -- Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we're still doing it wrong -- which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness. The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed...
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Grilling
Suzanne Monaghan
June 29, 2018 - 8:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Planning a cookout, party or heading on a road trip this Fourth of July holiday? There are some food safety guidelines to help prevent food poisoning. The number of foodborne illnesses increases during the summer months. "Every year, it's estimated that there are...
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Air Pollution
June 29, 2018 - 7:12 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- Levels of air pollution well below what is considered safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization are causing an increased risk of diabetes worldwide, according to a study published Friday in the journal Lancet Planetary Health...
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June 29, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the...
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The Miller family, from left: George, Kristi, Tara, Lauren, Debbie
Courtesy of Lauren Miller
Kristen Johanson
June 27, 2018 - 9:43 pm
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A Jersey Shore family is turning devastation into hope for others. Tara Miller was 28 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma, after finding a small bump behind her ear. "It progressed within a couple of months to stage 4," said her twin sister, Lauren...
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Temple University Hospital celebrated their new designation Wednesday as a so-called baby-friendly birth facility.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University Hospital celebrated their new designation Wednesday as a so-called baby-friendly birth facility. Gail Herrine, medical director of lactation at the postpartum unit, said the designation calls for a big emphasis on helping new moms successfully...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
June 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There could soon be another tool in the battle of type 2 diabetes. The artificial pancreas is currently approved for use in people with type 1 diabetes. Antonio Di Carlo, a transplant surgeon at Temple University Hospital, said the device monitors and controls blood...
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A flight attendant's life may look glamorous, but the job comes with health hazards that go beyond managing surly passengers. As a group, they get certain cancers more than the general population, according to a new study.
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June 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- A flight attendant's life may look glamorous, but the job comes with health hazards that go beyond managing surly passengers. As a group, they get certain cancers more than the general population, according to a new study. Scientists have long found that flight...
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Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, died at age 61. Bourdain rides the ferry to Vashon Island in July 2017 while filming "Parts Unknown" in Seattle.
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June 24, 2018 - 7:24 pm
By Faith Karimi (CNN) -- Suicide affects people from all walks of life, sometimes in silence and isolation. It can reach across social, political and economic lines. That was the message Sunday on "Finding Hope," a CNN special report hosted by Anderson Cooper that featured a panel of guests and...
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Eye Exam
Lynne Adkins
June 23, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) — Cancer of the eye is rare, but if you're at risk, a yearly eye exam could save your life. If you have blurred vision, see flashing lights or are missing part of your sight, get a check up. These are symptoms of ocular cancer, according to Carol Shields, director of...
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