Health

Kratom
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Tim Jimenez
August 22, 2018 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in Chester County are now linking two deaths to an herbal supplement, commonly known as kratom, which is legally sold throughout the Delaware Valley but is banned in several states. The Chester County Coroner's Office says two people died after accidentally...
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Physical Therapy
August 22, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Physical therapy in the emergency department? It is not something that we think about as a common practice, but with the growing realization that the opioid epidemic...
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child blood pressure
August 21, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We don't really think about it as parents, but our children's blood pressure is very important. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that physicians take...
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 In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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August 20, 2018 - 3:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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heart health
August 20, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Heart attacks are one of the most common health problems that people face and cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women. This is why it...
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Doctor
August 17, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are many consulting groups that evaluate physicians and physician schedules and productivity. The time that your doctor spends with you is extremely important,...
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Heather Bresch
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August 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
By Jacqueline Howard and Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new...
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Devil’s Pool
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
August 16, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A hiking trail in the Wissahickon Valley that ends at a popular swimming hole is being closed on weekends from now through the end of September. Katherine Ott Lovell, commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation said Thursday that the city has seen a huge influx...
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FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids
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August 16, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration has raised alarm about one way people might access opioids to misuse and abuse: their pets. As America's opioid epidemic rages, some pet owners could be stealing pain medications intended for their furry friends, according to a...
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nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
August 16, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and it is found in people as they get older, especially if they are obese. According to a new report, being overweight...
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