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Mom suffering from postpartum depression.
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KYW Staff
September 09, 2019 - 4:29 pm
KYW Medical Report: About 13 percent of new mothers experience depression in the months after childbirth.
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Sen. Kamala Harris
Richard Vogel/AP
May 22, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech...
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This week brings the premiere of a short film Villanova University students have been working on since September.
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Ian Bush
April 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week brings the premiere of a short film Villanova University students have been working on since September. It took them to the Horn of Africa, where they found desperate conditions for expectant moms in need of health care. "They only have one operating room,...
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For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians.
CNN
March 19, 2019 - 8:47 pm
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. On Tuesday, the FDA announced the approval of an...
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Doctor helps patient get a mammogram
Dreamstime
December 26, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It has been common knowledge for decades that having children reduces the risk of breast cancer throughout your life. However, there a new study suggests this may...
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Prenatal Care
August 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Every day, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. The United States accounts for the highest maternal death rate in...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
July 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A USA Today investigation this week found America to be the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Naima Black with the Maternity Care Coalition said the findings are shocking, but not surprising. They mirror numerous studies on the frightening...
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