addiction

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Kim Glovas
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many people who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction become anxious this time of year, because temptation can be found at almost every social event. Naomi Marmorstein, a professor of Psychology at Rutgers University-Camden, says she has three suggestions for...
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pizza
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December 06, 2018 - 9:38 am
By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) -- A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them. Interestingly, pizza was recently ranked as the food most...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, speaks to the media in Jackson, Miss.
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David Madden
November 30, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON, DC) (KYW Newsradio) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf were in Philadelphia on Friday, after Bloomberg announced plans to spend $50 million on an initiative to address the opioid epidemic in the Keystone State. Bloomberg made the announcement...
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A campaign to combat teen opiod abuse shares true stories of the struggle of addiction, withdrawal and treatment.
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Suzanne Monaghan
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An opioid awareness campaign from Truth Initiative and the Ad Council gives a face-to-face look at addiction, withdrawal and recovery. Part of the Truth About Opioids program details, in a video, one young woman's journey. 26-year-old Rebekka's story is difficult to...
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Michael Flick has stepped down as principal of Great Valley High School.
Great Valley High School
Dan Wing
October 31, 2018 - 6:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The principal of a Chester County high school has resigned after being arrested on theft and drug possession charges. A letter sent to parents on Tuesday announced that Great Valley High School Principal Michael Flick had officially stepped down. Authorities...
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's Behavioral Health Department sponsored a special training this week for addiction counselors to address a startling finding about people in its treatment network. The city discovered that 85 percent of the people in its system being treated for...
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Technology can be used as a tool to help fight opioid abuse.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the fight against opioid abuse, health providers are increasingly looking to technology to help prevent addiction and improve treatment. One promising effort involves house calls by video in rural areas, where overdose deaths are rising and it's harder to find a...
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There is an opioid epidemic in this country.
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October 17, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ Most of us are acutely aware that there is an opioid epidemic in this country. Sadly, the issue has impacted virtually every family in one form or another and it only...
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Delco addiction summit
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Jim Melwert
October 05, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ASTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Officials in Delaware County have gathered for a summit on dealing with addiction or mental health issues before they end up in criminal court. The summit was hosted by the Delaware County Board of Judges. Among the speakers was Norristown State Hospital CEO Edna...
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Demi Lovato
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July 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- "We just need to get somebody out here." Audio of the 911 call for singer Demi Lovato underscores the seriousness of the star's recent medical emergency. A source close to Lovato's family told CNN the singer was hospitalized Tuesday as the result of an apparent...
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