Holidays

Dreamstime
December 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout this entire holiday season, there is a sense that everything is a bit more hectic and frantic than normal. Perception is probably reality because many of...
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Philadelphia police officers hosted a big party Friday for all of the special needs students at Widener Memorial School, complete with pizza, Santa Claus and presents.
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John McDevitt
December 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police officers from every district helped make Christmas a little more special this year. They hosted a big party Friday for all of the special needs students at Widener Memorial School, complete with pizza, Santa Claus and presents. Officer Roz Talley,...
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Dreamstime
December 21, 2018 - 11:58 am
By Lisa Drayer (CNN) — It's the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. Some of these are more universally enjoyed than others. But I wondered what exactly makes eggnog such an enticing...
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Stf. Sgt. Brian Spittler loads a vehicle with toy donations at the Marine Corps Toys for Tots depot, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Hialeah, Fla.
Lynne Sladky/AP
December 21, 2018 - 7:14 am
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — When Toys R Us closed, Toys for Tots felt the loss. The toy giant's decision to close its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill. Toys R Us shoppers donated more than 250,000 toys last year and the company gave $5 million in corporate...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
December 20, 2018 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For many, the holidays are a joyous season filled with laughs and love. For others, it's a reminder of how things have gone wrong, and health officials say that's a recipe for depression and substance abuse. There are also many stressors this time of year, and that...
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A woman walks in Chicago, Illinois
Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Sipa USA
December 20, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday season is a time of an increased risk of depression. The primary reason may be that this is the time of year when we have the least amount of sunshine...
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Dreamstime
December 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that as we approach Christmas and New Year's, there are increased opportunities for celebration. There is also an increase in alcohol use by many...
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A toy drive for area kids with incarcerated parents is being held for a sixth year at a Philadelphia historic site that used to be a prison.
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John McDevitt
December 05, 2018 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A toy drive for area kids with incarcerated parents is being held for a sixth year at a Philadelphia historic site that used to be a prison. The mission of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Fairmount is to connect the building to what is going on in the...
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Holiday Grief
Dreamstime
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's not easy to be merry this time of year if your family is facing health issues or loss. If celebrating the holiday the way your mother always did is too painful since she passed away, establish a new tradition, suggests Lara Moretti, manager of family support...
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Christmas Village in LOVE Park
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Rachel Kurland
November 21, 2018 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the beginning of the holiday season comes an age-old tradition: a symphony of car horns blasting while sitting in monstrous holiday traffic. To hopefully ease the congestion of holiday shoppers this season, Visit Philadelphia and Phlash are launched the Philly...
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