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CHOP Healthy Weight Program
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Hadas Kuznits
January 23, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is opening a new feature of their Food Lab program with the launch of a new program to promote nutrition and address food insecurity. "We’re calling it a 'food pharmacy,' different than a food pantry. We’re actually seeing food as...
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In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
January 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump...
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Coffee
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Lynne Adkins
January 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers are turning to your morning cup of joe to treat two incurable brain disorders. Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia get worse as proteins build up in the brain. It's been known for a while that coffee offers some protection, but Dr. Maral Mouradian...
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Male Nurse
Lynne Adkins
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The face of nursing has been changing in recent years. More and more men are finding it's the perfect profession. Dr. Jim Mendez, assistant professor of nursing at Villanova University, says nursing is a recession proof job. There's always a need for caring people to...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2019 - 6:33 pm
By Nina Avramova (CNN) - - An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The "planetary health diet" is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake...
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Free Eye Glasses
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Dan Wing
January 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds of Philadelphia kids were treated to free pairs of eye glasses on Saturday at Wills Eye Hospital in Center City. Back in November, more than 1,200 kids were given free vision screenings as part of Give Kids Sight Day. Of those kids, a little over half needed...
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Army-Cooper
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Paul Kurtz
January 18, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Army is partnering with Cooper University Health Care in a training program designed to improve the survival rate on the battlefield. Members of the Army's Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team will spend the next three years embedded with Cooper's clinical staff,...
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Perdue Foods, LLC, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products.
Food Safety and Inspection Service
January 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood. The gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets were produced on Oct. 25 and were sold at stores nationwide. They have a UPC bar code of 72745-...
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A needle disposal unit In Starbucks at 18th and Spruce streets.
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Pat Loeb
January 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starbucks has been putting needle disposal boxes in some of its restrooms, including some in Philadelphia, and it's part of a growing trend. Amari says he never paid attention to the needle disposal unit in his favorite Starbucks, at 18th and Spruce streets, when it...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A consumer watchdog group has put out a new report showing increasing threats to U.S. food safety. A new report from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group, titled " How Safe is our Food? " points to widespread problems with the U.S. food safety system...
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