KYW Medical Reports

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July 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's called "The Whole Brain Atlas" and it has been developed by researchers in Germany. The atlas contains some of the highest resolution images of...
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July 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to strokes, time is of the essence. Think about this: Every 15 minutes earlier that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a four...
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July 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Survivors of the battlefield aren't the only ones at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. If you suffer from a major health event, you could...
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July 20, 2019 - 10:22 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The human microbiome is a collection of microbes that colonize the surfaces lining our skin and other organs. The more we learn about the microbiome,...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Posting selfies on social media is far more than a craze; it's a part of daily life for many teenagers and young adults. But now, there is a report that...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the best ways to curb the opioid epidemic is to have physicians prescribe them only when absolutely necessary. Numerous studies have shown that in...
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July 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When a person suffers brain damage and is in a coma, it is often quite difficult to monitor how much damage has been done and when or if the patient will...
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July 09, 2019 - 6:16 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What organ do you think uses the most energy in a child? It is a trick question, because doctors debate about this and it is often difficult to measure...
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June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cartilage acts like a cushioning surface in the body and when it's damaged, a person can actually have areas of a joint where bone rubs against bone. The...
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June 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Intestinal obstruction occurs when there is a blockage in the small or large intestine that prevents food from passing through. The most serious...
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