Health

bedbugs
July 25, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you are planning to travel during the mid-to-late summer, and this is a big time of the year to get away, I have an uncomfortable problem to bring up: bedbugs...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
July 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has the highest rate of people with disabilities of any large city in the country, according to a recent study by the Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative . Analyzing Census data, Pew researcher Katie Martin found 16 percent of Philadelphians — about 246,...
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Willow Grove Naval Air Station
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Kim Glovas
July 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an all-day meeting at Hatboro-Horsham High School on Wednesday to get public input on how to deal with contaminated water from the nearby military bases, which goes back decades. The EPA's Regional Adminimstrator Cosmo...
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In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills at her office in San Francisco.
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July 24, 2018 - 7:15 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. There were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill...
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Goldfish crackers
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Tim Jimenez
July 24, 2018 - 6:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You may have to check your pantry. Pepperidge Farm says four types of Goldfish crackers are being recalled. They are Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream and Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar and...
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Prescription Medicines
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- I guess you could call me a traditional family physician. I still see patients in the office and care for them in the hospital, as well. But even with this close follow...
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This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an Ebola virion.
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July 23, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men spreading Ebola to women via sexual transmission — the virus can survive in...
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Alex Lickerman, founder and CEO of ImagineMD, examines patient Emily Golin at the ImagineMD office in downtown Chicago on June 12, 2018.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2018 - 6:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Affordable Care Act health insurance market is holding its own in Pennsylvania. Projected rates for next year were released by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which reported modest increases as more insurers are entering the market. The Trump administration...
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The Philadelphia Phillies play host to the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
July 23, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A young boy with a rare medical condition will get a special opportunity from the Philadelphia Phillies. Aarav Seepaul was born with congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia, a condition where his bone marrow does not completely form. The condition occurs in about only...
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Crackers
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July 23, 2018 - 12:41 pm
By The Associated Press Mondelez Global says it's voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The Hanover, New Jersey-based company says it's recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey...
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