Health

Menopause
July 05, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Could the timing of menopause be linked to your diet? According to a new report in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, eating fish can help delay the...
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Fireworks Safety
July 04, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What a great way to break up the week! Independence Day is a time of celebration, and for many of us an opportunity to get together with family and friends. Of course,...
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IVF fertilization
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July 03, 2018 - 7:54 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- The world's first in-vitro fertilization baby was born in 1978 in the UK. Since then, 8 million babies have been born worldwide as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments, an international committee estimates. In-vitro fertilization involves removing eggs...
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Omega-3 fatty acids
July 03, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Omega-3 fatty acids are nutrients that not only help prevent heart disease but also help fight cancer and even help with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. But do you...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 02, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local doctors are discovering a new way to open blockages that cause pain in legs. Calcium build-up in a leg artery causes pain when walking — known as peripheral artery disease — and severe cases can lead to infection or worse. David Drucker, an interventional...
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This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles.
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July 02, 2018 - 1:58 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a...
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Dilworth Park
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Pat Toddy
July 02, 2018 - 6:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is under a heat health emergency through nightfall on the fourth of July. It's the first-such declaration of the year. A Heat Health Emergency is now in effect. Very hot weather can make it harder for you to cool down. Stay hydrated, slow down, and check...
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Caution Sign
July 02, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the things that we often don't think about when we consider our overall health is paying attention to safety. There are certain things that most of us do, such...
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Lyft
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Lynne Adkins
June 30, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A ride-sharing company is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help patients get the treatment they need. Getting to the hospital or doctor isn't always easy for cancer patients, and now Lyft has offered to help, according to Andrew Woolf, general manager...
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Hand Washing
June 30, 2018 - 9:59 am
By Melissa Gray (CNN) -- Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we're still doing it wrong -- which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness. The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed...
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