Health

CNN
November 03, 2018 - 7:17 pm
By Michael Nedelman (CNN) - - The leading maker of e-cigarettes, Juul Labs, attempted to roll out an anti-vaping curriculum in schools earlier this year, offering school districts thousands of dollars and new technologies to implement it, according to documents and emails obtained by CNN. The...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
November 03, 2018 - 6:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --With the end of Daylight Saving Time comes a collective groan from some parents. Dr. Alexis Lieberman with Fairmount Pediatrics says this time of the year when we adjust the clocks can be particularly difficult for children: "Changing the time is going to have an...
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CVS
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Antionette Lee
November 02, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you have five minutes and want to check up on your health, CVS is hosting free health screenings at several locations throughout Philadelphia. What's even better is that you don't need an appointment or insurance. "This is an opportunity for people to understand...
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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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November 02, 2018 - 8:22 pm
By Ben Tinker, CNN (CNN) -- Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet...
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November 02, 2018 - 7:48 pm
By Linda A. Johnson TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a...
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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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