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Giuseppina Robucci
Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP
June 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
MILAN (AP) — A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. The Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903. She...
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Mayor's Centenarian Celebration
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Paul Kurtz
June 01, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "I'm 106, right?" joked Ruth Hopson, who isn't even the oldest of Philadelphia's centenarians. Goldye Johnson has her beat by one year, but she wasn't able to attend this year's 19th annual Mayor's Centenarian Celebration, a ceremony that has had a growing attendance...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fewer heart attacks are occurring in the U.S., but there is a surprising new statistic. According to the American College of Cardiology, a growing number...
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Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Audenshaw, Manchester, has his sight checked by surgeon Professor Paulo Stagna from The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Manchester Hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A healthy diet could go a long way to protect your eyes as you age. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older, but there are steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy. According to Wills Eye Hospital retina surgeon Dr. Rick...
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Dreamstime
February 27, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When a person suffers a stroke, it can have a devastating impact. It's obviously very important to get treatment and rehabilitation immediately after a...
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Dreamstime
February 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two-thirds of people with dementia are women. For many years, it was thought that women live longer and thus were more prone to having dementia. Certainly...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever thought of spending your 70th birthday on a mountain with a pair of skis bound to your boots, that doesn't have to be a fantasy. A bit of history: When I started skiing, wooden boards and lederhosen were still the norm, and people wore patches that said...
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Corporation For Aging regional conference
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Hadas Kuznits
September 26, 2018 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The most pressing issues faced by Philadelphia's elderly population are being discussed in a three-day conference, which began Wednesday morning at the Philadelphia Corporation For Aging. More than 500 participants are expected at the regional conference that offers...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been told that it's vital to keep mentally and physically active as we age. Now, a new study proves it really does help. You can help older adults set a goal like walking more by developing a plan to make it happen — and to follow through with it. Thomas...
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2018 Delaware County Senior Games
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
August 02, 2018 - 5:55 pm
DREXEL HILL, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of senior citizen athletes celebrated the end of the 2018 Delaware County Senior Games earlier in the summer. The oldest participant, 102-year-old Sye Brandman, won a gold medal in singles bowling. "I usually win because there's no one in my [age]...
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