KYW Medical Reports

Obesity is becoming a growing issue in our country and throughout the world.
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October 26, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Obesity is becoming a growing issue in our country and throughout the world. In fact, a report from the World Health Organization has found that for the first time...
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people are not aware of the link between erectile dysfunction and cigarette smoking.
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October 25, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A new study from New York's Harlem Hospital has found that while most men who smoke cigarettes are very aware that their habit increases their risk for lung cancer,...
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Value-Based Payment is a relatively new concept in medicine
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October 24, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The term is Value-Based Payment. It is a relatively new concept in medicine, where doctors are paid not only on getting patients better and treating illnesses, but by...
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Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare.
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October 23, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare. Regardless of a person's political stance on the issue, there is no doubt that safety in the home is a top priority when it...
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Broken heart syndrome
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October 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's called broken heart syndrome. As its name suggests, it can be brought on by stressful situations including the death of a loved one. The symptoms of broken heart...
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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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