Health

Weight loss can reduce breast cancer risk.
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October 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Numerous studies have shown that gaining weight and eating a high-fat diet can be associated with increased risk of certain forms of cancer. Now, there is news from an...
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Kristina Kociuba, Breast cancer survivor
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October 18, 2018 - 6:19 pm
This story contains images of breast reconstruction. ___ MT. LAUREL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey cosmetic center hosted a Day of Hope celebration on Thursday in which they offered free areola tattoos for breast cancer survivors. Kristina Kociuba celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
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Salad recall
United States Department of Agriculture
Eric Walter
October 18, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A California-based grocery store supplier is recalling about 940 pounds of ready-to-eat salads, including the 365 brand sold by Whole Foods, because they contain corn that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. The salads, each containing chicken,...
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The Mediterranean diet encourages people to eat less meat and dairy.
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October 18, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- ​ I pull no punches when I tell people that I am a fan of the Mediterranean diet. This is a diet that is rich in fish, fruits, nuts and vegetables, and it encourages...
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There is an opioid epidemic in this country.
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October 17, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ Most of us are acutely aware that there is an opioid epidemic in this country. Sadly, the issue has impacted virtually every family in one form or another and it only...
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October 16, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had...
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Physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ There is another great reason to get out there and exercise. According to an article in Alzheimer's & Dementia, a medical journal, physical activity of at least...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at the Express Scripts mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J.
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October 15, 2018 - 10:53 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials,...
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October 15, 2018 - 6:02 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Beer is the prom king of alcoholic beverages, winning the popularity contest in terms of total volumes drunk. And because its main ingredient, barley, is sensitive to extreme drought and heat, climate change will cause undue pain for all who love their lager, new research...
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In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of Charles Rettig for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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October 15, 2018 - 12:49 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over...
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