KYW Medical Reports

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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Claudication
July 23, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The word claudication may mean nothing to you. So, let me describe the symptoms and see if you have them. Do you find that when you walk a few blocks you need to sit...
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Recreational Marijuana
July 20, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine has a warning for states considering the legalization of recreational marijuana. They suggest that there is a need for what...
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Concussion
July 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Concussions and traumatic brain injury in football is widely studied because of knowledge about CTE and long-term effects of damage. When we think of concussions, most...
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Walnuts and almonds
July 18, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- When fertility specialists look at infertility in couples they usually wait for about one year of a couple actively trying to have a child. Once that time period has...
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in vitro fertilization
July 17, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) For those of us old enough to remember, the world's first in vitro fertilization or IVF baby was born forty years ago in 1978. Since that time, eight million babies have...
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Teen suicide
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. There is no single cause for suicide, but the majority of teens who attempt suicide...
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ADHD
July 13, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Early premature birth may increase the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in preschoolers and in attention symptoms in school-age children...
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healthy carbs
July 12, 2018 - 5:47 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The American Diabetes Association recommends getting about 45% of your total calories from carbs. You should spread out your carb consumption through the day. Typically...
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Exercise Bike
July 11, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There's another good reason to exercise! According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychiatry Edition, cardiorespiratory fitness in middle-age is associated with reduced risk of depression and cardiovascular mortality in older adults,...
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