diabetes

The Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high rates of diabetes and childhood obesity.
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Pat Loeb
July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sugar is not so sweet when it comes to its impact on health; it causes obesity in children and leads to Type 2 diabetes in adults. Which is why the Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high...
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Hadas Kuznits
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sharon Pennock says she needs insulin to live. "My doctor and I had discussed the need to increase the prescription by one vial per month," she said. But when she went to fill her new prescription at her Broomall CVS, it was denied. She was told "that it exceeded the...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fewer heart attacks are occurring in the U.S., but there is a surprising new statistic. According to the American College of Cardiology, a growing number...
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Dreamstime
March 22, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Turns out, eating sugar leads to obesity. Sugar — yeah, that's exactly the response that the health advocates in San Francisco want to moderate. Officials are trying to require warning labels on sugary drinks that say...
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Aspirin
Dreamstime
March 18, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- If you're a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don't turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It's no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart...
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Dreamstime
February 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that stress can have a negative impact on our overall health. It is very important to fight stress and do all we can to minimize this...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — News from the University of Western Australia suggests there could be a direct impact on our knowledge of the development of cardiovascular disease throughout the...
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Penny Marshall
Anthony Behar
December 18, 2018 - 2:07 pm
By Andrea Park ( CBS News ) — Actress Penny Marshall, best known for playing Laverne DeFazio on "Laverne & Shirley," has died. Her publicist confirmed that she died at her Hollywood Hills home from diabetes-related complications. She was 75. Marshall made history with her directing career as...
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Dreamstime
November 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Arthritis is a major health problem in the U.S., which affects more than 50 million people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this number to...
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