KYW Medical Reports

Genetic Code
July 30, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We have the technology. The question can now be asked: do you want to know your complete genetic code and what diseases you might face some day? Are you looking for...
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medical records
July 27, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A hallmark of the patient-physician relationship is trust, including trust that patients will be truthful with physicians about what ails them, as well as trust that...
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Elderly Fall
July 26, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Baby boomers are getting older and many are starting to fall into that area where there are certain risks that can occur. When you think about health risks for people...
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bedbugs
July 25, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you are planning to travel during the mid-to-late summer, and this is a big time of the year to get away, I have an uncomfortable problem to bring up: bedbugs...
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Prescription Medicines
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- I guess you could call me a traditional family physician. I still see patients in the office and care for them in the hospital, as well. But even with this close follow...
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Claudication
July 23, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The word claudication may mean nothing to you. So, let me describe the symptoms and see if you have them. Do you find that when you walk a few blocks you need to sit...
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Recreational Marijuana
July 20, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine has a warning for states considering the legalization of recreational marijuana. They suggest that there is a need for what...
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Concussion
July 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Concussions and traumatic brain injury in football is widely studied because of knowledge about CTE and long-term effects of damage. When we think of concussions, most...
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Walnuts and almonds
July 18, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- When fertility specialists look at infertility in couples they usually wait for about one year of a couple actively trying to have a child. Once that time period has...
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in vitro fertilization
July 17, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) For those of us old enough to remember, the world's first in vitro fertilization or IVF baby was born forty years ago in 1978. Since that time, eight million babies have...
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