Health

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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In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
June 07, 2018 - 11:10 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance...
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Virtua's new Pediatric Mobile Services unit is bringing dental screenings, flu shots and more out of the hospital and into neighborhoods.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey health care system is helping some of its youngest patients by bringing hospital services right to their front door — all for free. Virtua's new Pediatric Mobile Services unit is bringing dental screenings, flu shots and more out of the hospital and...
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Blood Pressure
June 07, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you are someone who takes your blood pressure at home to monitor if your medications are working, you may want to use the techniques that doctors traditionally use...
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National Running Day
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Mike Dougherty
June 06, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sneakers pounding on treadmills Wednesday at Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia for eight hours. Wednesday is Global Running Day, and Back on My Feet, a support organization that helps lift people out of homelessness, staged a fundraiser with health insurer...
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JetBlue
CNN
June 06, 2018 - 12:48 pm
By Aaron Smith (CNN Money) -- JetBlue wants proof that your miniature ponies or other emotional support animals are really for emotional support before they are allowed on a plane. The airline became the latest carrier to tighten its policy regarding emotional support animals traveling on planes...
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Type 2 Diabetes
June 06, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We are living in an electronic age and there is no doubt that social media is becoming more and more important. So it is no surprise that the use of social media...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
June 05, 2018 - 8:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Good news for patients with a specific eye issue: The FDA just approved the first artificial iris . The iris — the colored portion of the eye — can be missing because of a genetic disorder at birth, trauma or cancer. Brandon Ayres, a cornea surgeon at Wills Eye...
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Lourdes Hospital in Camden
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
June 05, 2018 - 2:00 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden hospital, left at the altar by a previous suitor, is being sold to Virtua Health System. Virtua has agreed to buy the Lourdes Health System, which operates Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. Terms of...
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medications
June 05, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Most of us take it for granted that we can go to the emergency department and receive care at those critical times in life where we need rapid and efficient health care...
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