KYW Medical Reports

Doctor helps patient get a mammogram
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December 17, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are certain women in their 30s who are at a greater risk for breast cancer. These are women with a personal history of breast cancer and with a family history...
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December 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Clocking in each day to a high-pressure job does more than make your life miserable. It also increases your risk for heart disease. Can’t make a career switch? A...
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December 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Chronic kidney disease is a growing problem in the United States, and in the worst cases it could lead to a lifetime of dialysis or the need for a kidney transplant...
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December 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Despite the fact that it is a poorly understood syndrome, acute flaccid myelitis is a serious disease. The condition attacks children around the average age of just...
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December 11, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report has found that 80 percent of patients appear to withhold medically relevant information from their doctors. Think about it — if you stop for fast food...
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December 10, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — They are called the social determinants of health, and the more we learn about our overall life expectancy, the more we realize that where we live, our socioeconomic...
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A pregnant woman
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December 07, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is well known that a woman’s diet before pregnancy can have an impact on the unborn child. What many don’t realize is that father’s diet before conception could...
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December 06, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease that slowly destroys the nervous system. In some cases, the damage can be detected up to 20 years before the onset of...
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December 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the major concerns in public health is the cost of care. Certain conditions cost a great deal to treat — heart disease or cancer come to mind, but in...
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A child is fed liquid medicine for respiratory syncytial virus.
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December 04, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Respiratory syncytial virus causes respiratory tract infections in children. RSV, as it is also known, is most common between November and April. December is the...
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