Health

Lisa Ismail
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Hadas Kuznits
July 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia area woman is looking to spread the word about Fibroid Awareness Month this July. While getting an ultrasound during her pregnancy, Lisa Ismail was told by a technician that she also had a fibroid in her uterus. "Eight years later, my period started to...
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Lynne Adkins
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia behavioral hospital has joined forces with a children's hospital to treat the entire patient. Treating a child's physical issues makes it easier to tackle their mental health problems, according to Laura Longstreet, CEO of the Belmont Behavioral...
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Karen Flaherty-Oxler
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Paul Kurtz
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The VA Medical Center in Philadelphia has broken new ground with the appointment of its first female director, who is also a retired admiral of the Navy. This is the second time around the Crescenz VA Medical Center for Karen Flaherty-Oxler. From 2001 to 2007, she...
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Barbecue
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2019 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Fourth of July is a major barbecue day, but if you don't follow some food safety rules, you could risk getting sick. Nate Wardle with the Pennsylvania Department of Health has some simple recommendations. "The first thing that you want to do is always make sure...
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Lynne Adkins
July 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Key factors of your health could play a role in your treatment if you have bleeding on the brain. After a stroke, it's common to have more tests to figure out what caused the brain to bleed. But, that may not be necessary, according to Dr. Pascal Jabbour, professor of...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Paul Kurtz
July 03, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a move to help with the transition of closing Hahnemann University Hospital , Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has installed a temporary manager to oversee the process. The temporary manager will oversee operations at St. Christopher's Hospital...
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Researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice, a promising step toward a cure for the nearly 37 million people living with the virus.
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July 03, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Scottie Andrew and Saeed Ahmed, CNN (CNN) -- Researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice, a promising step toward a cure for the nearly 37 million people living with the virus. In a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, researchers from Temple...
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Images of two products recalled by Growers Express
Growers Express
July 02, 2019 - 8:32 am
By Lauren Kent, CNN (CNN) -- Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sold under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms have been recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The vegetable products were voluntarily recalled by...
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Beach closed at Wildwood Crest
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Tim Jimenez
July 02, 2019 - 6:40 am
UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The mayor of Wildwood Crest, Don Cabrera, has announced that a swimming ban imposed Monday has now been lifted. Earlier Tuesday morning, swimmers weren’t allowed in the water along a three-quarter-mile stretch of the beach south of Miami...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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July 01, 2019 - 6:39 am
UPDATED: 12:40 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Academic Health System, the parent company of Hahnemann University Hospital, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The filing has put a hold on Drexel University's effort to keep the hospital open, but the city of Philadelphia is...
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