KYW Medical Reports

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April 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Telemedicine may be becoming more and more common in health care. Think about it: Do you really need to go a doctor's office to have a rash examined? The...
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Mercy Hospital is changing their approach to wellness and are now taking into consideration whether a person can afford healthy food and are offering solutions.
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April 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Perhaps if physicians prescribed healthy foods early in life, they wouldn't have to prescribe as many costly medications later in life. As a physician, I...
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April 03, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The punch-drunk boxer was a stereotype in Hollywood for years. The syndrome now has a medical name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE also...
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April 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A study from Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine found that in 2017, 2,462 school-aged children were killed by firearms in the United...
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April 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Studies have shown that in the course of a lifetime, one out of eight people will experience depression. According to a new report published in The Journal...
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March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fewer heart attacks are occurring in the U.S., but there is a surprising new statistic. According to the American College of Cardiology, a growing number...
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March 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study from Rutgers has found that binge-drinking can trigger genetic changes that make people crave alcohol even more. Researchers suggest this is...
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March 27, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're concerned about kids smoking e-cigarettes, you should be. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Surgeon General have issued strong warnings...
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March 26, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For those of us who have worked night shifts over the years, we know how this can interfere with our natural sleep rhythms and impact metabolism. One of...
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March 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Malaria is a serous disease found in tropical countries, and it is dangerous not just because of the symptoms but because it is spread by mosquito bites...
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