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The heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide brought thousands of people to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday morning for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk. 
Tim Jimenez | KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
October 07, 2018 - 10:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide brought thousands of people to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday morning for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk . The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention uses the walk to raise money for programs...
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CNN
October 06, 2018 - 11:37 pm
(CNN) -- From the kitchen to the driveway, there were some significant recalls this past week that you may have missed. Read on to see some of the things you may need to throw away or get fixed. Millions of pounds of beef are targeted after a salmonella outbreak About 6.9 million pounds of beef...
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GARDASIL 9
Merckvaccines.com via CNN
October 05, 2018 - 9:44 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the use of a human papillomavirus vaccine called Gardasil 9 for men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. The FDA previously approved the HPV vaccine for people age 9 to 26. "Today's approval represents an...
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Dr. William Frankland
Courtesy From Hell Island via CNN
October 05, 2018 - 5:21 pm
By Samantha Bresnahan, CNN (CNN) -- Wearing his favorite tie, Dr. A. William Frankland settles into his beige armchair and recounts a life story Hollywood producers could only dream of. He was born as a twin in 1912; began medical school in the 1930s; held a military post in Singapore during WWII...
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Vitamin D
CNN
October 05, 2018 - 5:09 pm
By Tara John (CNN) -- Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a...
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Children in park
October 05, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you take your kids to the park every now and then? Do they have a chance to play games on a green field or spend time hiking with the family? It might be a good idea...
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Signs in the window of the Smoke Depot advertise electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of e-cigarette products, on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 04, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal officials say vaping is a teen epidemic. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign called "The Real Cost" to inform young people of the health risks of e-cigarettes. More than 40 percent of teens nationwide have tried e-...
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office worker
October 04, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some of the most important research in the past five years has centered around the importance of moving around and not sitting for extended periods of time. A sedentary...
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Kensington encampment
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 03, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney called the opioid crisis a "disaster" and has ordered the creation of a emergency response group, according to an executive order he signed off on Wednesday night. The order mobilizes multiple city departments to address different aspects of the...
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Steve Tawa
October 03, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there is to be a "safehouse" for those struggling with opioid addiction, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell wants the first one in the country to open in Philadelphia. Federal officials threaten legal action, saying so-called "safe injection sites" are illegal...
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