KYW Medical Reports

did you know that in very rare cases a patient, perhaps one out of every thousand, actually wake up while undergoing surgery?
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November 09, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is a very strange phenomenon, but did you know that in very rare cases a patient, perhaps one out of every thousand, actually wake up while undergoing surgery? What’s...
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There is a benefit in doctors asking their patients whether or not they have experienced any domestic violence at home.
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November 08, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If we have learned anything from the #MeToo movement, it is that women are at risk, perhaps far greater risk than we previously thought, to be victims of violence. A...
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Weather can play a role in a chance of a heart attack, a study finds.
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November 07, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are certain times of the day and week that people are more likely to have a heart attack, for instance, Monday morning is a particularly tough time. Now, there is...
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One of the biggest goals for doctors who treat patients in the hospital is making certain that they go home and don't have to return quickly.
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November 06, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the biggest goals for doctors who treat patients in the hospital is making certain that they go home and don't have to return quickly. No one wants to return to...
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Lifestyle changes can make the biggest difference and can be a life saver when it comes to stroke.
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November 05, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is an argument as old as people, or at least as old as people understanding that we inherit certain traits from our parents. What is more important: genes or...
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Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the development of blood clots being sent throughout the body.
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November 02, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the development of blood clots being sent throughout the body. The most effective way we have to treat...
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If you have any atypical-looking mole, go to your doctor.
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November 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atypical moles are unusual looking moles. When they are noncancerous, the medical term for these moles is dysplastic nevi. A study has found that although these moles...
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If your children are trick-or-treating tonight, there are several key health risks to bring up.
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October 31, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you are over 30-years-old, you probably have memories of trick-or-treating always occurring on Halloween day, but for many good reasons including child safety and the...
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Many people say they can predict the weather by the pain in their joints.
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October 30, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many say they can predict the weather by the pain in their joints. I've learned not to doubt these people, but there are scientists out there who definitely doubt their...
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Many people are not aware that too much sleep is also not good for you.
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October 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Most of us know that not getting enough sleep is bad for our health. For instance, driving without sleep can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol...
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