KYW Medical Reports

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May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many people turn to diet sodas when they are trying to lose weight. After all, it seems to make sense that a diet soda would have fewer calories than...
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May 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Traveling by car can be quite difficult for a person with arthritis as the focus of the entire trip can be the thought of pain and discomfort ahead. But...
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May 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) — The bacteria in our gut can have far-reaching effects. Scientists say they looked at 47 subjects with known colon cancer and compared bacteria in their...
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May 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) — Do you have an issue with alcohol or drug abuse? Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is the first step toward getting help. In most cases,...
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May 07, 2019 - 5:01 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An extremely important study in the journal Pediatrics provides a great window into how our culture can have impacts on our health in the United States...
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May 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Can you name the leading cause of cancer deaths among women? If you said breast cancer, you are incorrect — although it is a good guess. Lung cancer is...
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May 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Domestic violence is far too common among adults, and women are often the victims. One of the best developments in the past decade has been raising...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:53 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a potentially important new development in the battle against multiple sclerosis. According to researchers at the Oregon Health and Science...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:35 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The more we hear about red meat and its impact on the body, the more concerns that can be raised. We know that red meat increases the risk of coronary...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:29 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over-the-counter genetic testing has become very popular. A case in point is a product called 23andMe, which has allowed people for the last nine years to...
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