depression

Tatiana Mitchell
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Cherri Gregg
February 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — For Tatiana Mitchell , helping others is personal. "I've been through the fire," she said. Mitchell founded the #NoBrakes organization, which fosters resilience and a "keep-going-despite-the-odds" spirit in her native city of Camden. " 'No brakes' means no matter the...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019, photo Joie Henney, of Strinestown, lifts his emotional support animal, Wally, up on a table to give a presentation at the SpiriTrust Lutheran Village in York, Pa.
Ty Lohr/York Daily Record via AP
January 24, 2019 - 5:00 pm
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression. Joie Henney, 65, said his registered emotional support animal named Wally likes to snuggle and give hugs, despite being a 5-foot-long alligator. The York Haven man said he received...
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There's more evidence of a correlation between depression and social media use among teenagers. A recent study in the UK finds girls spend more time on social media than boys, and they are more likely to display signs of depression linked to their time on
Dreamstime
Suzanne Monaghan
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's more evidence of a correlation between depression and social media use among teenagers. A recent study in the UK finds girls spend more time on social media than boys, and they are more likely to display signs of depression linked to their time online. The...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, is a relatively common problem. The first step to feeling better is getting it diagnosed, because if you have...
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Dreamstime
January 04, 2019 - 10:10 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- Though social media can be a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming can come with downsides . There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
December 20, 2018 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For many, the holidays are a joyous season filled with laughs and love. For others, it's a reminder of how things have gone wrong, and health officials say that's a recipe for depression and substance abuse. There are also many stressors this time of year, and that...
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A woman walks in Chicago, Illinois
Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Sipa USA
December 20, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday season is a time of an increased risk of depression. The primary reason may be that this is the time of year when we have the least amount of sunshine...
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Dreamstime
November 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Certainly there are many medications on the market that can help a person deal with the pain of migraines, but studies are...
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Dreamstime
Eric Walter
October 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As hard as it might be to stop scrolling through pictures and videos of cute animals on your smartphone, your real-life pet would prefer you cut back. An expert warns that the hours we spend checking social media on our smartphones is making our dogs sad. Veterinary...
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Crisis counselors field near 1,000 calls a day
CNN
September 10, 2018 - 7:18 am
By Doug Criss (CNN) -- The caller on the line is agitated. Minutes earlier, he'd grabbed a knife and held it to his body, threatening to kill himself. Staffers at the group home where he lives wrestled it away, but he still feels like he wants to do himself harm. So he calls a suicide hotline. A...
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