Health

Backward leg allows teen cancer survivor to dance
Melanie Unger/Stony Brook Children's Hospital
September 11, 2018 - 12:24 pm
By Jacqueline Howard and Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- It was a cold morning in early December 2016 when Melissa Unger received a phone call at work that changed her family's life forever. She heard a physician on the other end say "the words that no parent ever wants to hear, that your child has a...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence during his ceremonial swearing-in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
September 11, 2018 - 10:50 am
By Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party's drive with his fabled thumbs-...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been told that it's vital to keep mentally and physically active as we age. Now, a new study proves it really does help. You can help older adults set a goal like walking more by developing a plan to make it happen — and to follow through with it. Thomas...
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Hormones
September 10, 2018 - 1:03 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the ways that the cells is our body communicate with each other is through hormones. Hormones are produced throughout the body by the endocrine system and do...
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Healthcare
September 07, 2018 - 4:03 pm
By Tami Luhby (CNN) -- More insurers. Only a few huge price hikes. Even some premium decreases. This is what Obamacare looks like for 2019. Despite President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans' attempts to wound the landmark health reform law, Obamacare is surviving -- and even growing...
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CNN
September 07, 2018 - 8:15 am
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- Seniors are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9 percent of US adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana at least once during the survey year, while 3 percent of those over 65 have done so, new research finds. For middle-age adults, the percentage of...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 06, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a dozen passengers aboard arriving flights from Germany and France were quarantined at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Philadelphia International Airport after complaints of flu-like symptoms upon arrival. A Philadelphia police spokesman...
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Crystal Lopez took the video on Wednesday while riding the 26 bus in Northeast Philadelphia after she noticed bugs starting to crawl on her arm.
Bed bugs: Crystal Lopez/Facebook; SEPTA bus: John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 06, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It took less than a day for a video to go viral of bed bugs emerging from a fabric chair on a SEPTA bus. Crystal Lopez took the video on Wednesday while riding the 26 bus in Northeast Philadelphia after she noticed bugs starting to crawl on her arm. "I was sitting...
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Next time you're dumping your stuff in the security trays, best have that hand sanitzer nearby.
Getty Images via CNN
September 05, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By Francesca Street (CNN) — What's the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? Surprisingly, none of the above. A new study from a team of experts from the UK's University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for...
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Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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Ian Bush
September 05, 2018 - 11:30 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's plenty of interest in South Jersey among would-be medical marijuana dispensaries. Fifty-one organizations applied to operate medical cannabis shops in the southern part of the state alone — more than either North or Central Jersey. The New Jersey Department...
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