Health

Shoppers at the East Passyunk Avenue Acme react after learning that one of the store's workers has hepatitis A.
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Justin Udo
April 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Customers discussed their concerns after learning that a food worker at a Philadelphia grocery story contracted hepatitis A. It was business as usual Sunday morning for shoppers at the Acme on East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia following the news that one of...
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Lynne Adkins
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, and local expert says that twice a year trip to the dentist could save your life. Dr. Helen Yoo Bowne, a head and neck surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, says the most common of these...
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Hadas Kuznits
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The International Cesarean Awareness Network, also known as ICAN, says they want birthing parents to be aware of the risks and rates of C-sections in America. April marks C-section Awareness Month and Tori Jennings with the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of I-CAN...
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Hepatitis A
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April 06, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Health officials are warning customers of a South Philadelphia supermarket about possible exposure to hepatitis A. The Philadelphia Health Department recently confirmed that an employee at the Acme on the 1400 block of East Passyunk Avenue has acute hepatitis A...
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Fisher Price Recall
CPSC and Fisher-Price via CNN
April 06, 2019 - 12:47 pm
By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking customers to stop using a Fisher-Price baby sleeper if their children are able to roll over because several infants have died. The commission and Fisher-Price issued a warning Friday about the Rock 'n Play sleeper,...
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hunts recall
Handout/Conagra Brands via CNN
April 06, 2019 - 12:23 pm
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- Conagra Brands issued a voluntary recall for six-ounce cans of Hunt's tomato paste over mold concerns. The paste, which prides itself in coming from "all-natural, vine-ripened tomatoes," may have been affected after the canning process, the company said without...
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Justin Udo
April 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A big change is on the way at Temple University. Temple's campus is going tobacco-free come July 1, which means no cigarettes, vapes, cigars or any other tobacco products. “I think it's incredibly important to have a tobacco free campus,” said student Kirstin Chalupa...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
April 04, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As New Jersey legislators wrestle with whether to legalize adult-use marijuana, health officials in the state have issued a report suggesting that demand for medical marijuana is high enough that the program must expand to help those in need. There are a half-dozen...
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Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Friday night's meeting as a divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors.
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Mike DeNardo
April 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A watchdog group is considering suing the Philadelphia school board for continuing last week's disrupted meeting behind closed doors. When members of the Philadelphia Student Union loudly interrupted the school board's meeting last Thursday, the board tried to carry...
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Pennsylvania's secretary of health, Dr. Rachel Levine (C), was in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, gathering information about child and maternal health.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's secretary of health was in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, gathering information about child and maternal health. Dr. Rachel Levine was at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gathering information for the governor's Ready To Start program, in which...
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