Health

Contact lenses
Charlie Rolsky
August 22, 2018 - 9:14 pm
By David Williams (CNN) -- Ever wonder what happens to disposable contact lenses when it's time to actually dispose of them? Some scientists at Arizona State University asked that question and found that a lot of them are going down the sink or getting flushed down the toilet -- adding to the...
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Baby bottle-feeding
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Tim McLaughlin
August 22, 2018 - 10:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A CDC study finds that most new mothers in the United States breastfeed, but many stop sooner than recommended. Of the nearly 4 million babies born in 2015, about 83 percent started out breastfeeding, but fewer than 25 percent were exclusively breastfeeding at 6...
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Some EpiPen expiration dates get extended on heels of major shortage
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August 22, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is extending the expiration date for certain EpiPens. EpiPens are auto-injectors that deliver epinephrine to help treat life-threatening allergic reactions. The expiration extension comes in response to...
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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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