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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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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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January 31, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are so prevalent that there have been hundreds of millions of dollars of research grants used to look at...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players' lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing set for Thursday on the NFL's appeal was...
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December 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the major concerns in public health is the cost of care. Certain conditions cost a great deal to treat — heart disease or cancer come to mind, but in...
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Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the development of blood clots being sent throughout the body.
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November 02, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the development of blood clots being sent throughout the body. The most effective way we have to treat...
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