Healthcare

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 healthcare 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 healthcare...
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July 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We have very well publicized guidelines for the proper foods to eat and the amount of these foods we should consume. However, studies on identical...
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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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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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Pat Loeb
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians on Medicaid, who need mental health or addiction services, now have a new resource. The City of Philadelphia announced that it has created a website just for Community Behavioral Health. Behavioral Health Commissioner David Jones says the website shows...
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November 02, 2018 - 7:48 pm
By Linda A. Johnson TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a...
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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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