Health

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs a drill during minicamp at Novacare Complex.
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Steve Nikazy
July 30, 2018 - 11:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eagles Coach Doug Peterson said little over the weekend about the process of putting quarterback Carson Wentz back in the training mix as he recovers from last season's knee injury. "I'm not going to divulge the plan, but there is a plan," he said. "There is a...
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Genetic Code
July 30, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We have the technology. The question can now be asked: do you want to know your complete genetic code and what diseases you might face some day? Are you looking for...
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Bayer paid doctors millions for questionable birth control device
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July 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
By Elizabeth Cohen and Aaron Kessler (CNN) -- When Christina Potts was looking for permanent birth control, she said, her doctor was a "cheerleader" for one option and one option only: Essure. Potts says the device, which is implanted in a woman's fallopian tubes to block sperm from reaching an egg...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
July 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A USA Today investigation this week found America to be the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Naima Black with the Maternity Care Coalition said the findings are shocking, but not surprising. They mirror numerous studies on the frightening...
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Instead of hitting the weight room, these men are hitting the barre.
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Kimberly Adams
July 28, 2018 - 3:22 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A popular exercise routine has seen an increase in participants at one Cherry Hill gym — mostly by men. But instead of hitting the weight room, these men are hitting the barre. "It's very hard, different coordination ... it's [a] completely different level," said...
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Synthetic Marijuana
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Suzanne Monaghan
July 27, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The FDA has issued a warning following reports of severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic marijuana contaminated with an ingredient commonly used in rat poison. So what do parents need to know. It's sold under several different names: K2,...
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Hepatitis C testing
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Mike Dougherty
July 27, 2018 - 10:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — July 28 is World Hepatitis Day , and Philadelphia is aiming to become the first city to eliminate the virus. Hepatitis C is sometimes a silent infection, lingering for years without sympoms. "Over time it can cause damage to the liver," said Dr. Stacey Trooskin, "and...
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medical records
July 27, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A hallmark of the patient-physician relationship is trust, including trust that patients will be truthful with physicians about what ails them, as well as trust that...
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Elderly Fall
July 26, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Baby boomers are getting older and many are starting to fall into that area where there are certain risks that can occur. When you think about health risks for people...
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A section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y.
AP Photo/David Duprey
July 25, 2018 - 7:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got the highest dose in a mid-stage study, and it removed much of the sticky plaque gumming up their...
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