KYW Medical Reports

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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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December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Abdominal pain is very common, and in the vast majority of cases, it is a result of a virus or eating something that irritates the stomach. However, about 15 percent...
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November 30, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: You may not have heard of it, but physicians around the country are becoming more and more concerned. The common name is fatty liver...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Certainly there are many medications on the market that can help a person deal with the pain of migraines, but studies are...
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November 28, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You have probably seen the billboards displaying the ratings of different hospitals. We can see them in just about every town: Hospitals buy advertising that...
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Big electronic cigarettes
November 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Let me be as blunt as I possibly can: Much like cigarettes are a major health problem and have been for decades, the emergence of electronic cigarettes is going to...
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November 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Arthritis is a major health problem in the U.S., which affects more than 50 million people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this number to...
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