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Lynne Adkins
August 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Smoking is a major cause of head and neck cancer and now researchers have shown it also makes the disease more aggressive. Dr. Joseph Curry, associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, says you can think of the...
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The Refinery Advisory Group held its second public meeting on Tuesday, looking for input from dozens of community members.
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Justin Udo
August 21, 2019 - 7:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The effects of the South Philadelphia refinery explosion and fire in June is still being felt and will be for some time to come. An advisory group is helping some of the people affected most have a say in the future of the site. The Refinery Advisory Group held its...
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July 26, 2019 - 11:42 am
Cancer treatment can save lives, but it can also damage key organs in the process. KYW Newsradio's Lynne Adkins talked about ways to protect the body during treatment with Dr. Rajesh Thirumaran, Director of Infusion Services at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby.
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A public hearing was held Wednesday afternoon in University City to address the potential impact a refinery fire last month may have had on the South Philadelphia community where it happened. Some of the health implications might not be fully known.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 24, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A public hearing Wednesday afternoon in University City addressed the potential health and environmental impacts of last month's refinery fire, but officials say some of those implications may not be fully known for years to come. Sen. Anthony Williams said images of...
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July 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We talk about the link between tobacco and cancer on a regular basis, but we should also be talking about the link between alcohol and cancer. In fact...
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June 26, 2019 - 12:46 pm
By Lisa Respers France (CNN) — Beth Chapman, who with her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman starred in the popular reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," died Wednesday in a Honolulu hospital, a spokesperson for the family confirmed to CNN. She was 51. Gillian Sheldon told CNN that Chapman died early...
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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Getting through high school was a challenge for Thomas Sweeney of South Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer may have kept a Philadelphia high school student away from his friends during most of his high school years, but it's not keeping him from his graduation. Getting through high school was a challenge for Thomas Sweeney of South Philadelphia. "It's definitely not...
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Another biotechnology company that scouted locations all over the country has broken ground at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a production facility.
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Steve Tawa
June 12, 2019 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another biotechnology company that scouted locations all over the country has broken ground at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a production facility. The company plans to launch its own manufacturing hub to produce cell therapy cancer treatments. Northern California-...
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In this May 8, 2017 file photo, Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald trains at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
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June 12, 2019 - 10:59 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gabriele Grunewald, one of the country's top middle-distance runners, has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. She was 32. Her husband, Justin Grunewald, posted on Instagram about her death late Tuesday and confirmed...
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