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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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Big electronic cigarettes
June 04, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Several new studies have taken a close look at electronic cigarettes. Many have been recommending e-cigarettes as a way to kick the habit of smoking conventional...
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More than 2,000 people from all over the country — former patients and members of surgical teams — celebrated the 22nd annual Fetal Family Reunion at CHOP's University City campus Sunday.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 03, 2018 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia welcomed back some former patients to celebrate a second chance at life. More than 2,000 people from all over the country — former patients and members of surgical teams — celebrated the 22nd annual Fetal Family Reunion at CHOP'...
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Adine Usher, 78, meets with breast cancer study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano at the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough of New York.
AP Photo/Kathy Young
June 03, 2018 - 9:25 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. The study is the largest ever done...
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Romaine lettuce
Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP
June 01, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
May 31, 2018 - 9:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent report on Alzheimer's disease indicated young caregivers need more support. The recently released study by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and the USC Roybal Institute on Aging — "Millennials and Dementia Caregiving in the United States" — reported 79 percent of young...
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Ryan Straschnitzki speaks about his rehabilitation plan at Shriners Hospital Philadelphia. He is joined by Shriners Care Manager Kimberly Curran (left) and his father, Tom (center).
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
May 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A paralyzed survivor of the April bus crash in Canada arrived at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment. A semi-trailer slammed into a bus on a Canadian highway carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team on April 6, killing 16 coaches and players and...
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Children's Antibiotics
May 31, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is good news in the area of public education. Education for patients as well as physicians. According to new report in the Journal of the American Medical...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
May 30, 2018 - 10:01 pm
MARLTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New guidelines from the American Cancer Society have determined when you should start regular screenings to guard against colon cancer. Avi Galler, a colorectal surgeon with the Virtua Surgical Group, said the rule of thumb has been to get your first colonoscopy at...
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Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order
Allergan
May 30, 2018 - 10:35 am
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- The maker of Taytulla birth-control treatment issued a nationwide recall in the United States on Tuesday over concerns that misplaced capsules in pill packs could cause unintended pregnancies. A physician reported that four placebo capsules were packaged in the...
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