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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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In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks during a lecture, in Concord, N.H.
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October 23, 2018 - 10:59 am
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was made...
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Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare.
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October 23, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare. Regardless of a person's political stance on the issue, there is no doubt that safety in the home is a top priority when it...
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Physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ There is another great reason to get out there and exercise. According to an article in Alzheimer's & Dementia, a medical journal, physical activity of at least...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:45 pm
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) -- As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. That means...
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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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