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Value-Based Payment is a relatively new concept in medicine
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October 24, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The term is Value-Based Payment. It is a relatively new concept in medicine, where doctors are paid not only on getting patients better and treating illnesses, but by...
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October 23, 2018 - 8:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden health clinic is raising awareness about lead exposure and encouraging parents to get their children tested during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 150 children ages 3 to 5 years old were among those attending a lead safety day at CAMcare...
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In this image from video posted on YouTube on Aug 11, 2018, Michelle Drapeau, a stomach cancer patient in West Palm Beach, Fla., speaks about her condition.
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October 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise more questions...
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October 23, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Ashley Welch, CBS News (CBS News) — Just how important is exercise if you want to live a healthy, longer life? New research finds not exercising or getting very little exercise is just as bad as many other known risk factors associated with death, including high blood pressure, diabetes,...
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Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare.
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October 23, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare. Regardless of a person's political stance on the issue, there is no doubt that safety in the home is a top priority when it...
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Doylestown Hospital offers free short stories from a dispenser.
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Lynne Adkins
October 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Sitting around a hospital emergency room can leave people bored and anxious. Now, it can also leave them entertained. Visitors can get a good read to pass the time while waiting in the Doylestown Hospital emergency room by just pushing a few buttons on a machine...
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The Philadelphia Health Department released a report showing a surprising problem in large parts of the city.
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Pat Loeb
October 22, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – The Philadelphia Health Department released a report showing a surprising problem in large parts of the city. In a city with more than 30 hospitals and five medical schools, it might seem that proximity to basic health care would not be a problem. But the new report...
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Broken heart syndrome
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October 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's called broken heart syndrome. As its name suggests, it can be brought on by stressful situations including the death of a loved one. The symptoms of broken heart...
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October 21, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —Thousands of supporters joined together for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Philly along Martin Luther King Drive on Sunday. Fareed Hasan and his daughter Elizabeth Jefferson Johnson participate in the annual event each year in memory of someone close to their heart who died...
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October 20, 2018 - 11:23 am
By Wayne Drash, CNN (CNN) -- We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the...
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