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Pat Loeb
June 14, 2018 - 7:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials are meeting Thursday with executives of the city's oldest drug treatment center to discuss the center's future. Financial difficulties are imperiling the Consortium, as the opioid epidemic makes its services more vital than ever. The Consortium...
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About 1,200 people attended the 24th annual End AIDS: HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 13, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As part of AIDS Education Month, Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers hosted its annual summit to help raise awareness about HIV, AIDS and prevention. About 1,200 people attended the 24th annual End AIDS: HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit at the Pennsylvania...
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Baby Teeth
June 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Scientists continue to look at potential links to autism as well as ways to determine if suspicious changes can be measured early. A new report from the Journal Science...
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Doctor Fatigue
June 12, 2018 - 12:58 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Our medical system is facing a crisis: physician burnout. According to several new studies, the burnout rate may be higher than it has been since this data has been...
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parked car
June 12, 2018 - 7:12 am
By Maritza Moulite, CNN (CNN) -- The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in hot cars, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year. The council...
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Lynch Syndrome
June 11, 2018 - 12:48 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Lynch syndrome is a hereditary condition that has been associated with colorectal and endometrial cancer, but according to a new study looking at genetic analysis, only...
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pre-cut melon
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June 09, 2018 - 2:09 pm
By Susan Scutti and Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) -- A multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to pre-cut melon has sickened at least 60 people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday. A recall has affected eight states, the CDC said. Six people are sick in Illinois, 11...
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a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta
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June 08, 2018 - 3:00 pm
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses...
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Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain
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Hadas Kuznits
June 08, 2018 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two high-profile suicides taking place just days apart might raise questions about what prompts someone to take her or his own life. Licensed professional counselor Gayle Logan says suicide stems from depression. But what is depression? It's more than just a deep...
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Lyme Disease
June 08, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The classic rash of Lyme disease is called erythema migrans. This is the classic bullseye rash that is discussed on a regular basis and virtually every medical student...
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