Health

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 - 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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overweight
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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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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
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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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Scale
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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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