health care

Chef Jose Garces want to help immigrants in the city's restaurant industry by raising money at the 7th annual "Think Local, Give Local" benefit.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 28, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia chef Jose Garces says he wants to help immigrants in the city's restaurant industry by raising money at the 7th annual "Think Local, Give Local" benefit. The event, which promises to be a celebration of food, will take place Friday evening at the Loews...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Washington.
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March 26, 2019 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the...
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Dreamstime
March 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, the role of primary care physicians needs to be better...
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Dreamstime
February 28, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Was a doctor wrong to save a patient's life? His family thinks so. A woman sued the hospital and the doctor who treated her husband before he died. Not because he died, but because they kept him alive. The man, who...
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 Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
February 26, 2019 - 11:46 am
By Ricardo AlonzoZaldivar and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Channeling the ire of constituents and drawing from personal experience, senators chastised drug company executives Tuesday over the high cost of prescription medications, while the CEOs warned that government price...
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In today’s health care environment, there are many ways to see physicians and get care. In fact, with the loosening of laws and the shortage of primary...
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Madison Tolchin leaves after having a health checkup at a Planned Parenthood clinic on April 14, 2017 in Wellington, Florida.
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February 04, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — There was a significant increase in women with commercial insurance getting long-acting reversible contraception , or LARC, in the month after the 2016 presidential election, according to a new research paper. It was long speculated that women were rushing to get LARC...
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New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy leads a meeting at in Camden about Nurture NJ.
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David Madden
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly will consider a 14-bill package passed in a pair of committees that addresses maternal death rates in the state, particularly among African-American women. At the same time, the state is kicking off an informational campaign targeting new...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
January 26, 2019 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia-area health care system has implemented a program designed to keep workers healthy and on the job. FirstCall gives more than 60,000 workers at Penn Medicine free access to a health care provider anytime of the day, every day. Dr. Krisda Chaiyachati, the...
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In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
January 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump...
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