addiction

Fireworks in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2020 - 2:16 pm
More fireworks than usual have been heard all across the country in recent weeks — all ahead of the Fourth of July weekend — so there’s a growing concern for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more here.
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Justin Udo
May 11, 2020 - 2:32 pm
While many Americans are in self-isolation until further notice, some have picked up an obsessive homebound habit: online shopping. But if you’re not careful, the impulse can quickly evolve into an addictive habit. Read more here.
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Young man sitting in a dark room
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Mike Dougherty
May 09, 2020 - 4:00 pm
$4 million of a federal grant to boost mental health and addiction services in New Jersey is going to a group working to expand it in Camden County. Read more here.
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Addiction rehab
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Paul Kurtz
April 29, 2020 - 5:43 pm
As alcohol sales soar during the pandemic, addiction treatment experts are beginning to see an increase in the number of people who need to go into rehab. Read more here.
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video gamer
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Justin Udo
April 29, 2020 - 1:37 pm
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us confined to the great indoors, and many have turned to video games as a way to keep themselves occupied. But experts say too much gaming can become an unhealthy habit. Read more here.
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Three-packs of N95 respiratory masks
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Antionette Lee
April 02, 2020 - 11:48 am
A group making sure the city's vulnerable population is not forgotten during the pandemic says they are also in need of protective equipment to keep their community safe. Read more here.
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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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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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