KYW Medical Reports

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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Children in park
October 05, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you take your kids to the park every now and then? Do they have a chance to play games on a green field or spend time hiking with the family? It might be a good idea...
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office worker
October 04, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some of the most important research in the past five years has centered around the importance of moving around and not sitting for extended periods of time. A sedentary...
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singing
October 03, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you want to do better at work or school? Have you considered singing? Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker...
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Physical Education
October 01, 2018 - 4:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to academics. But now many in education are taking another look because studies have...
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Osteoporosis
September 28, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Osteoporosis, or weak bones, affects about 10 million Americans. Another way of looking at this is that up to half of women are at risk for an osteoporosis-related...
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