Health

Salmonella / Beef recall
October 24, 2018 - 8:16 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN (CNN) -- Sixty-three additional cases of salmonella have been identified in an ongoing, multistate outbreak linked to raw beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. This brings the total number of people who have fallen ill to 120 in 22...
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Stress
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October 24, 2018 - 6:48 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- Listen up, gen-Xers and millennials, and, well, everybody who has a brain. If you live a high-stress life, you could have memory loss and brain shrinkage before you turn 50, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. "Higher levels of cortisol...
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Xofluza
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October 24, 2018 - 3:31 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms...
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Value-Based Payment is a relatively new concept in medicine
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October 24, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The term is Value-Based Payment. It is a relatively new concept in medicine, where doctors are paid not only on getting patients better and treating illnesses, but by...
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October 23, 2018 - 8:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden health clinic is raising awareness about lead exposure and encouraging parents to get their children tested during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 150 children ages 3 to 5 years old were among those attending a lead safety day at CAMcare...
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In this image from video posted on YouTube on Aug 11, 2018, Michelle Drapeau, a stomach cancer patient in West Palm Beach, Fla., speaks about her condition.
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October 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise more questions...
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exercise
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October 23, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Ashley Welch, CBS News (CBS News) — Just how important is exercise if you want to live a healthy, longer life? New research finds not exercising or getting very little exercise is just as bad as many other known risk factors associated with death, including high blood pressure, diabetes,...
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Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare.
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October 23, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare. Regardless of a person's political stance on the issue, there is no doubt that safety in the home is a top priority when it...
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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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