Health

Philly Goat Project partners with Temple University for goat yoga.
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John McDevitt
September 19, 2018 - 8:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three baby Nigerian dwarf goatswere climbing on the backs of students moving into various yoga poses at Temple University's community garden on Wednesday. Temple's sustainability department teamed up with Philly Goat Project , where Karen Krivit is the director. "Well...
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workplace burnout
September 19, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Burnout is becoming an issue in many job settings. Let's face it, in an effort to maximize profits, many companies have downsized and are asking current employees to do...
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Stethoscope with laptop computer
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Tim Jimenez
September 18, 2018 - 8:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Independence Blue Cross is telling thousands of customers that some of their personal information ended up online for the public to see. IBC says names, birth dates, doctor information and other bits of information used to process claims was posted on a website from...
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preventive medicine
September 18, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We live in the society where we have the ability to prescribe medications to treat common conditions. In addition, we are often able to prevent serious problems down...
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An unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device.
AP Photo/Steven Senne, File
September 17, 2018 - 6:46 pm
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances,...
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hypothyroidism
September 17, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Mona Lisa is such a famous painting that you probably can visualize it just thinking about it. That's a good thing, because if you are in your car just visualize it...
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Dreamstime
September 17, 2018 - 12:18 am
By Naomi Thomas (CNN) -- Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Still, more than 9,000 US children are injured using the devices every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Between 1990 and 2014 an...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
September 16, 2018 - 10:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Telemedicine, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The doctor makes house calls, electronically, but health care providers and insurers are wrangling over legislation intended to pave the way for more use of telemedicine in Pennsylvania. Supporters of telemedicine...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
September 16, 2018 - 10:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Telemedicine, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The doctor makes house calls, electronically, but health care providers and insurers are wrangling over legislation intended to pave the way for more use of telemedicine in Pennsylvania. Supporters of telemedicine...
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CNN
September 15, 2018 - 8:51 pm
By Sandee LaMotte (CNN) -- The head of the US Food and Drug Administration took aim Wednesday at Juul and other e-cigarette manufacturers, warning that they must show in the next two months how they'll keep the devices out of the hands of young people. Noting an "epidemic" surge in teen use of e-...
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