KYW Medical Reports

Weight loss can reduce breast cancer risk.
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October 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Numerous studies have shown that gaining weight and eating a high-fat diet can be associated with increased risk of certain forms of cancer. Now, there is news from an...
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The Mediterranean diet encourages people to eat less meat and dairy.
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October 18, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- ​ I pull no punches when I tell people that I am a fan of the Mediterranean diet. This is a diet that is rich in fish, fruits, nuts and vegetables, and it encourages...
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There is an opioid epidemic in this country.
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October 17, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ Most of us are acutely aware that there is an opioid epidemic in this country. Sadly, the issue has impacted virtually every family in one form or another and it only...
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Physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ There is another great reason to get out there and exercise. According to an article in Alzheimer's & Dementia, a medical journal, physical activity of at least...
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Electronic cigarettes is gaining popularity among teenagers.
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October 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Food and Drug Administration is quite concerned about a survey which has shown a dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by teens. The major concern is...
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vegetarian diet
October 12, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It is estimated that one in 200 children are vegetarians. That is about 300,000 children. By the teen years the number jumps 500 percent. Most adults choose to become...
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hypertension
October 11, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A third of people in the United States suffer from, or will suffer from, hypertension. High blood pressure is a particularly serious condition if left untreated. About...
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foot pain
October 10, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It is important to be good to your feet. Foot pain is relatively common and it is one of the most frustrating locations to have pain because it can impact everything...
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dark chocolate
October 09, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you enjoy chocolate, you will love this study. Swedish researchers found that women who ate a moderate amount of dark chocolate on a regular basis lowered the risk...
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College Drinking
October 08, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The numbers are startling. We know alcohol abuse is an issue in the college setting, but what you may not know is more than seven out of ten United States college...
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