depression

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
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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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From left: The Pro Football Hall of Fame s Class of 2018 including Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, and Ray Lewis during media availability during the NFL Honors show at Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
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Ed Benkin
August 02, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Malcolm Jenkins grew up watching Brian Dawkins, and he's still amazed how the former Eagles safety was able to maintain his intensity after displaying his famous pregame enthusiasm while running out of the tunnel. "I'd be gassed by the first quarter," joked Jenkins. "...
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Teen suicide
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. There is no single cause for suicide, but the majority of teens who attempt suicide...
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Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain
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Hadas Kuznits
June 08, 2018 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two high-profile suicides taking place just days apart might raise questions about what prompts someone to take her or his own life. Licensed professional counselor Gayle Logan says suicide stems from depression. But what is depression? It's more than just a deep...
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