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David Madden
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators are poised to vote this week on a proposal that would give those in a hospital more information before they’re transferred to a facility out of the state for treatment. It’s called the Patient Protection Act, and Assemblyman Nicholas...
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  President Donald Trump is turning his attention to one of the most frustrating and costly aspects of America's health care system for patients -- surprise medical bills.
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May 09, 2019 - 5:01 pm
By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump called on lawmakers to come together to address one of the most frustrating and costly aspects of America's health care system for patients -- surprise medical bills. Trump has made health care a top political issue, starting with his efforts to...
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A caregiver holding a person's hand.
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Lynne Adkins
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millions of Americans are caring for sick family members and nearly half of them are performing complicated medical tasks. A family member is sick, so you're giving them medications, making sure they eat special meals. Then you give them the required injections, but...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and folks are being encouraged to get tested. Kevin Burns with Action Wellness says it's a day during Black History Month focusing on an important health issue in the black community. "It's an opportunity really to...
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Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare.
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October 23, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Gun safety is a major issue in healthcare. Regardless of a person's political stance on the issue, there is no doubt that safety in the home is a top priority when it...
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The Philadelphia Health Department released a report showing a surprising problem in large parts of the city.
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Pat Loeb
October 22, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – The Philadelphia Health Department released a report showing a surprising problem in large parts of the city. In a city with more than 30 hospitals and five medical schools, it might seem that proximity to basic health care would not be a problem. But the new report...
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In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.
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Molly Daly
July 08, 2018 - 9:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Saturday that it would stop making payments into the risk adjustment pool, which evens the financial playing field for Obamacare marketplace plans that cover sicker patients. Drexel professor of law and public...
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PMS and Alcohol
May 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- According to new report from the American Journal of Epidemiology, alcohol consumption among women is associated with any increased risk of PMS. The report is based on...
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Opioids
May 17, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is a critical problem with opioid addiction in the United States. According to a new report looking at data from the national cause of death file, synthetic...
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Nurse with female patient
May 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Victims of sexual assault find themselves traumatized, vulnerable, anxious and, according to a new study, quite scared to trust anyone, even if help is being provided...
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