KYW Medical Reports

Exercise.
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April 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Menopause can be a very stressful time for women. Hot flashes, sleep alterations and changes in muscle mass as well as overall weight can be a source of...
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Type 2 diabetes.
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April 25, 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 are seeing a growing number of people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before they turn 40-years-old. This is a problem that most medical experts...
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Porcupine.
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April 24, 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 a strange concept, using poor porcupine quills to help surgeons patch up wounds. A bioengineer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has found...
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Food on table.
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April 23, 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 well known that what we eat can contribute to our development of health conditions that can impact our lives greatly. A new study has taken a look at...
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Stomach pain.
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April 22, 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 most painful experiences for a person is when they have to deal with passing a kidney stone. If you are not someone who suffers from kidney...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Telemedicine may be becoming more and more common in health care. Think about it: Do you really need to go a doctor's office to have a rash examined? The...
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Mercy Hospital is changing their approach to wellness and are now taking into consideration whether a person can afford healthy food and are offering solutions.
Dreamstime
April 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Perhaps if physicians prescribed healthy foods early in life, they wouldn't have to prescribe as many costly medications later in life. As a physician, I...
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The punch-drunk boxer was a stereotype in Hollywood for years. The syndrome now has a medical name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE also...
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Dreamstime
April 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A study from Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine found that in 2017, 2,462 school-aged children were killed by firearms in the United...
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Dreamstime
April 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Studies have shown that in the course of a lifetime, one out of eight people will experience depression. According to a new report published in The Journal...
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