Health

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Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been told that it's vital to keep mentally and physically active as we age. Now, a new study proves it really does help. You can help older adults set a goal like walking more by developing a plan to make it happen — and to follow through with it. Thomas...
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Hormones
September 10, 2018 - 1:03 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the ways that the cells is our body communicate with each other is through hormones. Hormones are produced throughout the body by the endocrine system and do...
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Healthcare
September 07, 2018 - 4:03 pm
By Tami Luhby (CNN) -- More insurers. Only a few huge price hikes. Even some premium decreases. This is what Obamacare looks like for 2019. Despite President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans' attempts to wound the landmark health reform law, Obamacare is surviving -- and even growing...
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Mark Abrams
September 06, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a dozen passengers aboard arriving flights from Germany and France were quarantined at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Philadelphia International Airport after complaints of flu-like symptoms upon arrival. A Philadelphia police spokesman...
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Crystal Lopez took the video on Wednesday while riding the 26 bus in Northeast Philadelphia after she noticed bugs starting to crawl on her arm.
Bed bugs: Crystal Lopez/Facebook; SEPTA bus: John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 06, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It took less than a day for a video to go viral of bed bugs emerging from a fabric chair on a SEPTA bus. Crystal Lopez took the video on Wednesday while riding the 26 bus in Northeast Philadelphia after she noticed bugs starting to crawl on her arm. "I was sitting...
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Next time you're dumping your stuff in the security trays, best have that hand sanitzer nearby.
Getty Images via CNN
September 05, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By Francesca Street (CNN) — What's the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? Surprisingly, none of the above. A new study from a team of experts from the UK's University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for...
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Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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Ian Bush
September 05, 2018 - 11:30 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's plenty of interest in South Jersey among would-be medical marijuana dispensaries. Fifty-one organizations applied to operate medical cannabis shops in the southern part of the state alone — more than either North or Central Jersey. The New Jersey Department...
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Dreamstime
September 05, 2018 - 8:28 am
By Kevin Flower and Maritza Moulite (CNN) - - The US Food and Drug Administration again has advised consumers "not to eat and discard any Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal" as part of an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to the popular breakfast product. In a statement Tuesday, the FDA said an...
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Claire Wineland
Courtesy of Claire Wineland
September 04, 2018 - 8:13 pm
By Jessica Ravitz (CNN) — Cystic fibrosis did not define Claire Wineland. She did. No matter the obstacles placed in front of her, of which there were many, she refused to be pitied and was determined to live a life that mattered. She inspired countless people, invited — no, demanded — honest talk...
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Cherri Gregg
September 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would designate a section of the city as a medical...
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