Health

sick at work
August 07, 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 "presenteeism." This is a fancy word that describes people coming into work despite being sick. It may be a part of our culture of working to the max or it...
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Kiran Shelat, a 65-year-old retired civil engineer, poses for a portrait in his home in Yardley, Pa. Shebat spent two years on a kidney transplant waiting list before signing up for a bold experiment in which patients received organs with hepatitis C.
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August 06, 2018 - 9:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off. Their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus, researchers reported Monday. It was a...
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Pipeline construction
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Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sunoco has been fined $148,000 for violations surrounding the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection assessed the penalty, saying Sunoco violated the Clean Streams Law and Dam Safety Encroachment Act. Counties affected were...
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Nurses
August 06, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This is probably the case in all businesses, but in medicine I can tell you it is a definite reality. Staffing levels matter. There is a new study in the Western...
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In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Hannah Whyatt poses for a friend's photo as smoke from the Ferguson fire fills Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, File
August 04, 2018 - 1:50 pm
By Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yosemite National Park's iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality in parts of the park is worse than Beijing. The scenic Yosemite Valley and other areas have been closed since July 25 along with...
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Dozens of moms celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with The Big Latch On
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Hadas Kuznits
August 04, 2018 - 11:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of women participated in The Big Latch On at Franklin Square Park on Friday, where they all nursed their babies in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. "It happens all around this world. This brings awareness that moms are able to breastfeed anywhere she...
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Team Philly athlete Bill Solloway
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Jim Melwert
August 04, 2018 - 9:42 am
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — The competition heated up Saturday at the Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, with more swimming, basketball, and a 5K run. Team Philadelphia’s Bill Soloway, at his second Transplant Games, picked up a bronze medal in cycling on the first day of the...
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Blood Donations
Kim Glovas
August 03, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Summer is usually a slow time of year for blood donations. And now the Red Cross Blood Services in Pennsylvania and New Jersey is in an emergency situation. The region is experiencing a blood shortage. "Our blood supply is going out to hospitals faster than donations...
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Jim Melwert
August 03, 2018 - 1:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Competition got underway Friday in Salt Lake City for the 2018 Transplant Games of America, celebrating organ donation and raising awareness of the need for donors. The first action is in the pool with the 200-meter individual medley and the 500-meter freestyle...
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Weight Loss
August 03, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Is it better to lose weight over along period of time or quickly? The best study to look at this can be found in the journal the Lancet, in which over 200 Australian...
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