KYW Medical Reports

Antibiotics
August 02, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We have been using antibiotics to fight illness since the middle of the 20th century. But with consistent use over time the bacteria that the antibiotics held in check...
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Alcohol Consumption health effects
August 01, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Every now and then there is a study which supports the use of moderate amounts of alcohol for positive health effects, but there is also a great deal of information...
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epigenetic changes
July 31, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- They are called epigenetic changes. Exposure to chemicals and other environmental toxins that can induce changes in sperm, which in descendants can cause infertility...
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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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