Health

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July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is called prediabetes, and it’s a diagnosis where a person is heading on the path to diabetes with an elevation of the fasting blood sugar. It is...
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Lynne Adkins
July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Doctors and patients are using technology in the treatment of mental health issues. With an app on your phone or a computer program, patients can keep up with the work needed to handle depression and anxiety. Dr. Michael Vergare, chairman of psychiatry at Thomas...
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A close-up of an adult female deer tick, dog tick, and a lone star tick are shown June 15, 2001, on the palm of a hand.
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Mike Dougherty
July 12, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania has the highest rate of Lyme disease in the country. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by deer ticks. It usually affects the skin and then spreads to the joints, the nervous system, and other organ. It's curable if diagnosed early, but because...
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Some of the brightest minds in the region gathered in King of Prussia to show off the latest technology in the life sciences field.
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Jim Melwert
July 10, 2019 - 7:06 pm
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Some of the brightest minds in the region gathered in King of Prussia to show off the latest technology in the life sciences field. Life Sciences Future brought about 400 people from pharmaceutical, biotech and academic research together with investors...
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The Southern California couple claim their embryo was mistakenly implanted in a New York woman, who gave birth to their son as well as a second boy belonging to another couple.
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July 10, 2019 - 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California couple is suing a fertility clinic, claiming their embryo was mistakenly implanted in a New York woman, who gave birth to their son as well as a second boy belonging to another couple. The lawsuit by Anni and Ashot Manukyan describes an alleged in vitro...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Hadas Kuznits
July 10, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With Hahnemann University Hospital set to close its obstetrics department, health care providers there are looking to transfer care for 819 pregnant patients by the end of this week. In a letter sent to patients this week from the Drexel University College of Medicine...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Dan Wing
July 10, 2019 - 8:02 am
UPDATED: 8:55 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hahnemann University Hospital and Drexel University have agreed to send the majority of residents and fellows at the hospital to Tower Health to finish up their programs. Tower operates six hospitals in the area, including Chestnut Hill Hospital...
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Forky
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July 09, 2019 - 11:41 am
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — One new toy story is a need-to-know for parents: Disney has voluntarily recalled 80,000 "Forky" plush toys, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission . The 11-inch toy is a soft, stuffed replica of a character in Disney Pixar's "Toy Story 4" movie. It can pose a...
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Lynne Adkins
July 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey doctor is giving back in the way he knows best: with medical care for those in need. Too many people are living without health insurance but still need good medical care, and Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi is doing his part to help. He's an internal medicine...
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