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October 22, 2018 - 10:21 pm
By Michael Nedelman (CNN) - - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday that there are 155 patients under investigation this year for acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC in...
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Doylestown Hospital offers free short stories from a dispenser.
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Lynne Adkins
October 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Sitting around a hospital emergency room can leave people bored and anxious. Now, it can also leave them entertained. Visitors can get a good read to pass the time while waiting in the Doylestown Hospital emergency room by just pushing a few buttons on a machine...
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The Philadelphia Health Department released a report showing a surprising problem in large parts of the city.
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Pat Loeb
October 22, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – The Philadelphia Health Department released a report showing a surprising problem in large parts of the city. In a city with more than 30 hospitals and five medical schools, it might seem that proximity to basic health care would not be a problem. But the new report...
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Broken heart syndrome
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October 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's called broken heart syndrome. As its name suggests, it can be brought on by stressful situations including the death of a loved one. The symptoms of broken heart...
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October 21, 2018 - 6:09 pm
By Jonathan Lapook (CBS) -- Scientists say a new treatment is showing promise in the fight against aggressive breast cancer . Three years ago, at age 39, Maribel Ramos was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. The type was triple negative. "I was angry and sad," Ramos said. "Because I know that...
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October 21, 2018 - 5:18 pm
(CBS) -- Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains – including McDonald's, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys – received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an "A" rating. The scores were...
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Antionette Lee
October 21, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —Thousands of supporters joined together for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Philly along Martin Luther King Drive on Sunday. Fareed Hasan and his daughter Elizabeth Jefferson Johnson participate in the annual event each year in memory of someone close to their heart who died...
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October 20, 2018 - 9:39 pm
By Susan Scutti, (CNN) -- First-time mothers in the United States grew older on average over the past decade while total fertility rates declined, a new government report shows. The average age of new mothers increased between 2007 and 2017, according to the data brief from the Centers for Disease...
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October 20, 2018 - 11:23 am
By Wayne Drash, CNN (CNN) -- We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the...
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Salmonella from Chicken Sickens People
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October 19, 2018 - 9:41 am
By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) -- At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients...
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