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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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From left: Michael Bennet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and Bill de Blasio are shown before the second of two Democratic debates Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Detroit.
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August 01, 2019 - 6:37 am
By Steve Peoples and Sara Burnett, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden'...
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From left: Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney and Steve Bullock take the stage for a Democratic primary debate in Detroit.
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July 31, 2019 - 6:35 am
By Steve Peoples and Sara Burnett, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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July 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
By Lydia DePillis, CNN Business (CNN) — For decades, Hahnemann University Hospital served as the main safety-net hospital for downtown Philadelphia's neediest residents. But last week, it released its last patient. Within a month, the hospital's 2,572 staff will all have been laid off, and the...
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Hadas Kuznits
July 26, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A report mandated by the Affordable Care Act is helping 18 Philadelphia-area public hospitals learn how to improve their health care. The report focuses on communities and their needs, which meant going into neighborhoods and interviewing individuals served by the...
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In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo.
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July 16, 2019 - 8:03 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical...
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Bucks County Community College is offering free healthcare courses, and it's all about filling a hole in a fast growing industry.
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Justin Udo
July 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County Community College is offering free health care courses, and it's all about filling a hole in a fast growing industry. From dental assistants and EKG technicians to nurses aides, students have the chance to enroll in a number of different health care...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Paul Kurtz
July 03, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a move to help with the transition of closing Hahnemann University Hospital , Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has installed a temporary manager to oversee the process. The temporary manager will oversee operations at St. Christopher's Hospital...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers have now finished work on a new state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf said the spending plan and its companion bills will become law. The new budget has more money for education — nearly doubling early childhood education funding in five years — and...
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