Health

Tanning Bed
September 26, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the summer sun fades there are many who are trying to maintain that summer tan. As you know, my hope is that people use sunblock and renounce the concept of the so-...
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Hundreds of protesters rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24, 2018. They protested for a #BelieveSurvivors Walkout against Kavanaugh, who has been accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
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Kim Glovas
September 25, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From the accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday for aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, they highlight the impact the #MeToo movement has...
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This July 11, 2018, file photo shows yogurt on display at a grocery store in River Ridge, La.
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September 25, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Candice Choi, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? The U.S. government has rules about what can be called "yogurt," and the dairy industry says it's not clear what the...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 25, 2018 - 10:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It rained for much of the summer, and now it's autumn. But it's still raining. And the lack of sunshine is taking a toll. The longer it rains, the louder the complaints. "Lowered energy, low motivation, just overall way more sluggish than their typical baseline, more...
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osteoarthritis
September 25, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the most important structures in our body is cartilage. It is not something we think of until we have a problem with it. Cartilage actually acts like a...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 24, 2018 - 9:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer awareness groups claim colors to promote their efforts, but how do they get those shades? There's no authority responsible for designating colors for specific cancer advocacy groups. But according to Paula Green, executive director of the American Cancer...
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Mosquito
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Mark Abrams
September 24, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia health officials are confirming nearly a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus so far this year. The health department says 11 cases have been confirmed here in the city, and none has been fatal. Wetter than normal conditions and lots of...
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Insomnia
Dreamstime
September 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Stroke is not a problem we see that often in young people, but when we do there is usually a clear attempt to determine the cause. In many cases the use of stimulants...
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Bed Time Food
Lynne Adkins
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drinking a cup of coffee at night could result in a sleepless night. But some drinks and foods will help you get the shut eye you need. It's not good to go to bed hungry says Christine Henigan, a clinical dietitian at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. She says...
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Teen Cell Phone
Suzanne Monaghan
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Teenagers and cell phones practically go hand in hand, but research shows device overuse can cause symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Excessive cell phone time can lead to distraction, lack of focus, fidgeting and compulsively checking...
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