Health

Fire crews responded to a hazmat situation at Johns Hopkins Hospital after possible tuberculosis exposure.
WJZ via CNN
July 08, 2018 - 11:25 am
By Sarah Jorgensen and Kwegyirba Croffie (CNN) -- Authorities responded to reports that a small amount of tuberculosis bacteria may have been released at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, after a latch failed on a container, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The...
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DNR
Lynne Adkins
July 07, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you wish to die with dignity on your own terms, ink the directive on paper, not your chest. As we age, hospital visits may become the norm, and for that reason, some older patients are getting the letters DNR tattooed on their bodies. Those letters stand for "Do...
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Medication Recall
From Novartis via CNN
July 06, 2018 - 5:02 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Twelve medicines have been recalled in the United States by Sandoz Inc. and its affiliate Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., the companies said in a statement Friday, because their blister packaging does not meet US federal requirements for child resistance. There are no...
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Couch Potato
July 06, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Lots of Americans freely admit that they are couch potatoes. However, being a couch potato does not mean you need to avoid exercise and sit around and put on weight...
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Menopause
July 05, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Could the timing of menopause be linked to your diet? According to a new report in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, eating fish can help delay the...
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Fireworks Safety
July 04, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What a great way to break up the week! Independence Day is a time of celebration, and for many of us an opportunity to get together with family and friends. Of course,...
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IVF fertilization
Shutterstock via CNN
July 03, 2018 - 7:54 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- The world's first in-vitro fertilization baby was born in 1978 in the UK. Since then, 8 million babies have been born worldwide as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments, an international committee estimates. In-vitro fertilization involves removing eggs...
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Omega-3 fatty acids
July 03, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Omega-3 fatty acids are nutrients that not only help prevent heart disease but also help fight cancer and even help with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. But do you...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 02, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local doctors are discovering a new way to open blockages that cause pain in legs. Calcium build-up in a leg artery causes pain when walking — known as peripheral artery disease — and severe cases can lead to infection or worse. David Drucker, an interventional...
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This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
July 02, 2018 - 1:58 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a...
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