Health

Dr. Beverly Davidson, chief scientific strategy officer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, stands in front of the Quality Control Lab in the new clinical manufacturing research complex off Civic Center Boulevard on the hospital campus.
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Mark Abrams
October 31, 2018 - 7:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is promoting a new, state-of-the-art research facility which is conducting clinical trials for drugs to cure cancers and complex genetic and neurological diseases. The hospital invested some $75 million dollars into the new research...
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New Jersey will crank up a six-week informational campaign about Obamacare enrollment.
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David Madden
October 31, 2018 - 12:12 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Open enrollment under Obamacare begins Nov. 1, and this time, New Jersey is jumping on the bandwagon in a big way. The Garden State hasn't embraced the program until now. "We are thrilled to finally stand here in 2018 in partnership with the State of New Jersey,"...
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If your children are trick-or-treating tonight, there are several key health risks to bring up.
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October 31, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you are over 30-years-old, you probably have memories of trick-or-treating always occurring on Halloween day, but for many good reasons including child safety and the...
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David Madden
October 30, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health officials have released an interim report on conditions at a North Jersey hospital where nine medically fragile children died over the last month. Since the adenovirus outbreak first surfaced at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in...
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Nutter Flu shot
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Justin Udo
October 30, 2018 - 1:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is encouraging folks to take a critical preventative step against a viral infection that kills thousands every year, and he's leading by example. Tuesday marked the first time the 60-year-old Nutter ever got a flu shot. "I...
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Gum, Water, Pizza Bagels
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October 30, 2018 - 10:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling...
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Halloween Safety
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 30, 2018 - 8:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- For many kids, Halloween is one of the highlights of the year, but trick-or-treating comes with some risks. The biggest safety hazard might surprise some parents. Tainted candy isn't the top concern, says Kristin Rosenthal with Safe Kids Worldwide. READ: Drugs in...
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Many people say they can predict the weather by the pain in their joints.
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October 30, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many say they can predict the weather by the pain in their joints. I've learned not to doubt these people, but there are scientists out there who definitely doubt their...
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Many people are not aware that too much sleep is also not good for you.
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October 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Most of us know that not getting enough sleep is bad for our health. For instance, driving without sleep can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol...
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October 28, 2018 - 2:26 pm
(CNN) -- Nine children have been reported dead at a New Jersey nursing home in the last week, at least eight from viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said. The ninth victim, described as "medically fragile with respiratory illness" by the Wanaque Center for Nursing...
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