Health

Ammar Shahid, a second year resident who will volunteer his time at the clinic.
Cherri Gregg
Cherri Gregg
April 05, 2018 - 11:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A free health clinic operated by Muslim volunteers will hold its grand opening this weekend in Northeast Philadelphia. When the facility was first announced, the response was hate. Facebook posts told Muslims to "go back to where they came from" and others expressed...
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Cold Flu
Dan Wing
April 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This year's flu season has been a rough one, and even though the seasons have officially changed, we're not done with the fevers, sniffling and nausea just yet. A new strain of the virus is making the rounds. While this season's Influenza A virus has run its course,...
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Dreamstime
April 04, 2018 - 7:39 pm
By CARLA K. JOHNSON PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't. The heightened danger of death after a devastating...
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Redness from painful burn on a woman's hand.
Lynne Adkins
April 02, 2018 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Philadelphia now has a new burn center to treat area patients in need. The Jefferson Burn Center has joined an elite group of local hospitals with special teams to handle burns victims. Director, Dr. William Hughes, has been treating these injuries for decades at...
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Dreamstime
April 01, 2018 - 11:00 am
By Mark Lieber PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- Dining out frequently is known to increase one's intake of unhealthy sugars and fats. But a new study suggests that there's another reason to eat at home more often: phthalates. Phthalates are potentially harmful chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
March 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Executives at Jefferson and Einstein Healthcare networks have put their urge to merge in writing, by signing a non-binding Letter of Intent to do so. They maintain that Jefferson's larger size will benefit patients, medicine and academics. Thomas Jefferson University...
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Doctor In White Medical Coat With Stethoscope.
Lynne Adkins
March 27, 2018 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Another major healthcare merger is on the horizon in Philadelphia. Sources have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that Jefferson Health is taking another partner. This time it’s the Einstein Healthcare Network. For several years, Jefferson Health has been making partnership...
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Dental-Gums
Ian Bush
March 26, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Your mouth might hold the key to faster wound healing for the rest of your body. That's the takeaway from a study by local researchers. Stem cells in gum tissue release proteins that appear to help repair cuts about twice as fast as seen in skin. Researchers from...
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December 06, 2017 - 8:00 am
There have been many studies about toddlers and learning over the years and some of the most interesting has been from Vanderbilt University.
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December 05, 2017 - 7:00 am
Teenagers are known to be risk-takers and in some cases they think they are immortal.
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