KYW Medical Reports

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July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The link between cigarette smoking and lung disease is well known, but many people are unaware about the dramatic impact on the heart and...
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July 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Regular exercise is good for your overall health and has a positive impact on the heart, but now there is new research that supports the fact it is...
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July 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We talk about the link between tobacco and cancer on a regular basis, but we should also be talking about the link between alcohol and cancer. In fact...
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July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is called prediabetes, and it’s a diagnosis where a person is heading on the path to diabetes with an elevation of the fasting blood sugar. It is...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Posting selfies on social media is far more than a craze; it's a part of daily life for many teenagers and young adults. But now, there is a report that...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the best ways to curb the opioid epidemic is to have physicians prescribe them only when absolutely necessary. Numerous studies have shown that in...
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July 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When a person suffers brain damage and is in a coma, it is often quite difficult to monitor how much damage has been done and when or if the patient will...
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July 09, 2019 - 6:16 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What organ do you think uses the most energy in a child? It is a trick question, because doctors debate about this and it is often difficult to measure...
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National Coffee Day Celebrates 100 Million US Coffee Drinkers
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July 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You may not know it but we actually have different kinds of fat in our bodies. For example, brown fat is a type of fat that burns sugar and fat from...
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July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a disturbing report from the Journal Clinical Pediatrics. A study over 15 years has found that common household products that people use for daily...
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