Health

Rochester officials have told an anti-abortion group that police will no longer enforce a 15-foot buffer zone in front of the entrances to Planned Parenthood on University Avenue.
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David Madden
August 22, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Planned Parenthood chapters across America have pulled out of a Title X program that uses federal funds for birth control to help fund birth control efforts. The reason? Guidelines from the Trump administration that the agency equates to a gag rule over abortion...
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Bottled water
CNN
CNN
August 22, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Katie Hunt (CNN) — They may be in our oceans, rivers and ice but there's little evidence to suggest that microplastics in the water we drink pose a risk to our health. In its first review on the health risks of plastic in tap and bottled water, the World Health Organization said that...
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August 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) — It is called sleep hygiene. This is a fancy term for putting yourself in the best position to get quality sleep. Sleep hygiene is all about getting...
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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is dealing with a case of hepatitis A in Kensington, and the agency is offering free vaccines this week.
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Paul Kurtz
August 20, 2019 - 6:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is dealing with a case of hepatitis A in Kensington, and the agency is offering free vaccines this week. People and some beat cops lined up to get their shots at a table the health department set up at the edge of McPherson...
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August 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) — Many people are hesitant to think about hospice and end of life care. However, hospice is not just about dealing with death — it’s about living —...
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Lynne Adkins
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent survey shows that 23 percent of us don't tell our doctors the full truth. We tell white lies or stretch the truth about our smoking and drinking habits, how much we do or don't exercise and our sexual activities. Dr. Christie Mousaw, family medicine physician...
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Justin Udo
August 19, 2019 - 6:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hahnemann University Hospital's impending closure could have serious consequences for some medical students who planned on completing their residency there, and the fate of dozens of residents with J-1 Visas was uncertain until a Philadelphia nonprofit stepped in to...
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Dr. Jasmine Saavedra
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August 17, 2019 - 12:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green...
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Energy-efficient windows
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Mike DeNardo
August 12, 2019 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The second year of Philadelphia's clean energy campaign has helped create more jobs and improve the learning environment at a few Philly schools, according to city officials. At Northeast High School, crews are installing energy-efficient windows and upgrading the...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, a fan is helped after being hit by a foul ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves in Milwaukee.
Morry Gash/AP Photo, File
August 07, 2019 - 8:11 pm
(AP) — Illinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter...
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