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September 05, 2018 - 8:28 am
By Kevin Flower and Maritza Moulite (CNN) - - The US Food and Drug Administration again has advised consumers "not to eat and discard any Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal" as part of an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to the popular breakfast product. In a statement Tuesday, the FDA said an...
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Claire Wineland
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September 04, 2018 - 8:13 pm
By Jessica Ravitz (CNN) — Cystic fibrosis did not define Claire Wineland. She did. No matter the obstacles placed in front of her, of which there were many, she refused to be pitied and was determined to live a life that mattered. She inspired countless people, invited — no, demanded — honest talk...
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Tracey Syphax
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Cherri Gregg
September 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would designate a section of the city as a medical...
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Dan Wing
September 04, 2018 - 8:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two schools have announced that they will be closing early Tuesday because of high temperatures. Elkins Park School will dismiss students at noon, and Cheltenham High School will be send students home at 11:15 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a heat...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Andrea Maxey of Poca, W.Va., speaks outside her home with the American Electric Power’s John Amos coal-fired power plant is in the background across the Kanawha River in Winfield.
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September 03, 2018 - 9:31 am
By Ellen Knickmeyer and John Raby, Associated Press GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would be hit the hardest by the health impacts. Trump...
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Pat Loeb
August 31, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia health officials observed Overdose Awareness Day on Friday with the release of a new website devoted to Philadelphia's staggering overdose problem. Philadelphia had close to 1,300 overdose deaths last year — the vast majority from opioids — and almost 300...
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Weight Gain
August 30, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It is common knowledge that smokers often gain weight when they kick the habit. One of the reasons why exercises are stressed for those who are trying to stop smoking...
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Dilworth Park
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August 29, 2018 - 8:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Expect hot and humid conditions with hazy sunshine and a high of 97 degrees, with a heat index of up to 105 degrees. Overnight, partly cloudy skies, warm and humid, wiht a low of 77 degrees. On Thursday, mostly...
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Turkey farm
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August 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
By Madison Park, CNN (CNN) -- Don't call it meat if it doesn't come from livestock or poultry, a new Missouri law says. The state law that went into effect Tuesday prohibits food companies from marketing products that are not "derived from harvested production livestock or poultry" as meat. And...
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Doctor Nurse Patient
August 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is an interesting article published in a nursing journal in which nurses provide advice to physicians for better communication with their patients. Most people...
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