KYW Medical Reports

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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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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