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KYW Staff
February 25, 2020 - 3:48 pm
There are certain conditions in healthcare that are the most expensive to treat as a society, and it's determined by how many people the conditions impact and how complicated they are to manage. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
January 29, 2020 - 3:12 pm
We know that sleep is a very important part of good health, but according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, people who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well. Read...
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Terry Jones in 2012
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CNN
January 22, 2020 - 9:21 am
"Monty Python" star Terry Jones has died aged 77, Britain's PA Media news agency has reported, citing his agent. Read more here.
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Dementia.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 5:02 pm
Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of age-related dementia, affecting about 5.7 million people in the U.S. Read more here.
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In this Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, receives the contents of an intravenous bag while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I.
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.
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Healthcare costs.
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KYW Staff
October 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Surgery and medications are not always the most expensive part of treating a disease
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August 18, 2019 - 9:29 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive abilities. One of the most common forms is Alzheimer's disease. At the present time, the causes of Alzheimer's are...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia is a major public health issue in the U.S. with 5.8 million people in the country living with the disease, and as a result, hundreds of millions...
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August 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Scientist believe they may have discovered why more women suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia than men. In the past, it had been assumed that...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit gives all people on Medicare an opportunity to undergo a physical exam and have their doctor review critical health...
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