Health

Kensington encampment
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Pat Loeb
October 03, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney called the opioid crisis a "disaster" and has ordered the creation of a emergency response group, according to an executive order he signed off on Wednesday night. The order mobilizes multiple city departments to address different aspects of the...
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Steve Tawa
October 03, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there is to be a "safehouse" for those struggling with opioid addiction, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell wants the first one in the country to open in Philadelphia. Federal officials threaten legal action, saying so-called "safe injection sites" are illegal...
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Fast food consumption
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October 03, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the...
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Health insurance costs
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October 03, 2018 - 10:35 am
By Tami Luhby (CNN Money) -- Employers and workers together are spending close to $20,000 for family health insurance coverage in 2018, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report. Although premiums have increased fairly modestly in recent years, the growth has far outpaced workers' raises...
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singing
October 03, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you want to do better at work or school? Have you considered singing? Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker...
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CrescoLabs' anti-opioid campaign at Headhouse features a vending machine that disperses free plastic pill bottles containing an anti-opioid message inside.
Paul Kurtz I KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
October 02, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Medical marijuana companies appear to be making inroads in their efforts to convince prescription opioid users to try their safer alternative. Recent studies have shown a drop in daily opioid use in Pennsylvania and other states where medical marijuana is legal. Chris...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
October 02, 2018 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Flu season has arrived. This fall is the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, which killed between 50 million and 100 million people worldwide. There was no flu vaccine back then, and hygiene practices were a bit lax then as compared to today. Dr...
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The BioZorb implant
BioZorb/Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Lynne Adkins
October 01, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A small implant is having a big impact on breast cancer surgery. A lumpectomy lets women keep their breast after a cancerous tumor is removed. Unfortunately, the outcome isn't always natural looking, according to Dr. Jennifer Simmons, chief of breast surgery at...
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Dreamstime
Eric Walter
October 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As hard as it might be to stop scrolling through pictures and videos of cute animals on your smartphone, your real-life pet would prefer you cut back. An expert warns that the hours we spend checking social media on our smartphones is making our dogs sad. Veterinary...
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Physical Education
October 01, 2018 - 4:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to academics. But now many in education are taking another look because studies have...
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