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June 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Henry David Thoreau didn't need any major medical studies to know getting out in nature was a wonderful thing for our overall health and...
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June 24, 2019 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down. The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to save money. For example, if a...
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June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It has been known for quite some time that if a mother smokes while she is pregnant a can have damaging effects on the unborn baby including impacting...
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June 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The more we study the importance of sleep, the more we realize that there is a far greater impact on our lives than previously thought. This is...
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June 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You have probably heard the term brain waves. They have been a big mystery to many of us over the years, but now there is new information that...
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June 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The American Heart Association consistently looks at four factors when they evaluate heart disease: current tobacco smoking, weight, blood pressure...
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June 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Artificial intelligence, or AI, is starting to have an impact on medicine and everyday life. Pediatricians and family physicians are learning that...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:00 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 dating apps have revolutionized the world of relationships for many people. However, scientists at the World Health...
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Provided by Dr. Anne Koch
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June 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This pride month there is extra assistance available to help train health care providers on how to deliver equitable care to transgender patients. A local doctor is changing the game when it comes to health care for trans people. Dr. Anne Koch is a retired health care...
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June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Burnout is a problem that is occurring throughout society, as pressure builds in a wide variety of career pathways. According to a report in the Annals...
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