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Lifestyle changes can make the biggest difference and can be a life saver when it comes to stroke.
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November 05, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is an argument as old as people, or at least as old as people understanding that we inherit certain traits from our parents. What is more important: genes or...
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Smoke detector of fire alarm
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Suzanne Monaghan
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Smoke alarms save lives, but sometimes kids sleep through traditional high-pitched alarms. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital, however, have found that a sleeping child is much more likely to be awakened by an alarm that uses a mother’s voice . Nearly 90...
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Hadas Kuznits
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been one week since the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. But how do you speak with your children about the Pittsburgh synagogue rampage? Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, whole community engagement director of Jewish Learning Venture, said the shooting has...
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In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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November 02, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record...
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Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the development of blood clots being sent throughout the body.
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November 02, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the development of blood clots being sent throughout the body. The most effective way we have to treat...
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Lung Cancer
Shara Dae Howard
November 01, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Lung Association is highlighting awareness around lung cancer and screenings that is saving lives. Lung cancer is the nation's leading cause of cancer deaths for both women and men, with an estimated 10,000...
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The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is shown on a computer screen in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.
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November 01, 2018 - 12:21 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as sign-up season for 2019 opened days before the midterm elections. During early morning hours,...
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New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal
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November 01, 2018 - 8:34 am
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- A 10th child has died following an outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility, state health officials said. At least 27 children have been linked to the outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, the New Jersey...
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If you have any atypical-looking mole, go to your doctor.
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November 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atypical moles are unusual looking moles. When they are noncancerous, the medical term for these moles is dysplastic nevi. A study has found that although these moles...
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Dr. Beverly Davidson, chief scientific strategy officer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, stands in front of the Quality Control Lab in the new clinical manufacturing research complex off Civic Center Boulevard on the hospital campus.
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Mark Abrams
October 31, 2018 - 7:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is promoting a new, state-of-the-art research facility which is conducting clinical trials for drugs to cure cancers and complex genetic and neurological diseases. The hospital invested some $75 million dollars into the new research...
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