A person smoking a cigarette.
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Lynne Adkins
March 27, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Kicking the smoking habit is a good idea anytime, and with the coronavirus crisis, it might be an even better idea. However, that’s easier said than done during a global pandemic. Read more here.
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Kanishk Nazareth.
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Jim Melwert
February 25, 2020 - 7:27 pm
After a close encounter with a casualty of the opioid crisis, a Bucks County high school student designed a device that not only dispenses a lifesaving drug, but also alerts emergency services for help. Read more here.
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Drug use
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's health care community has put together an unprecedented strategy for tackling the opioid epidemic, and it could make medically assisted treatment available to thousands more people seeking to get off of opioids. Read more here.
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Scientist doing research.
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KYW Staff
February 24, 2020 - 3:11 pm
There are many things we can be addicted to: We can be addicted to cigarettes, gambling, cocaine and narcotics, to name just a few. Read more here.
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Fentanyl test strips
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David Madden
February 21, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Camden County is taking a new approach against the war on opioids through a study that utilizes fentanyl test strips. Read more here.
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A group of people exercising.
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KYW Staff
February 12, 2020 - 4:00 am
New research shows that exercise addiction is nearly four times more common among people with an eating disorder. Read more here.
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 Governor Phil Murphy holds a roundtable discussion on combating the opioid epidemic at Ocean Mental Health Services in Bayville, New Jersey.
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David Madden
February 04, 2020 - 4:56 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy held a roundtable discussion in Ocean County Tuesday that was centered on the state’s continuing battle with opioid addiction. Read more here.
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David Sichel and his emotional support dog Henry.
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John McDevitt
January 21, 2020 - 4:10 pm
David Sichel rescued Henry, a Shih Tzu mix, as an emotional support dog to help reduce anxiety for people who utilize his service, Sober Transport, which provides reliable transportation for those seeking or receiving rehabilitation. Read more here.
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This week's panel includes Sister Cathy Nerney, Ph.D., Chad Dion Lassiter, Dawan Williams, and Luis Berrios (not pictured)
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January 12, 2020 - 6:00 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the journey to forgiveness. Read more here.
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Dr. Glenn Sterner
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John McDevitt
December 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
A panel of experts on the opioid epidemic and substance abuse converged at Penn State Abington Tuesday, shining a light on the stigma some may face when trying to return to facets of normalcy. Read more here.
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