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hair salon
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Cherri Gregg
May 12, 2020 - 1:21 pm
A coalition of barbers, hair stylists and nail techs from the Philadelphia region is working to find a way to survive restrictions on residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve been told they cannot reopen for clients, and most of them say they have received no support. Read...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 21, 2020 - 2:53 pm
Philadelphia City Council is calling for more enforcement of construction regulations on what it calls the "underground economy." Read more here.
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Diana Sanchez gives birth alone in Denver jail cell
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:59 am
A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labor.
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KYW Staff
August 29, 2019 - 11:09 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you talk to many women who have delivered babies about pain, they will often compare future pain to the pain that childbirth caused. Certainly there...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Philadelphia-area hospitals are starting to use alternative methods for pain relief during labor. At Einstein Montgomery Hospital, some laboring moms are choosing to forego narcotics and an epidural during labor in favor of a self-administered gas mix of nitrous...
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A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago.
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August 08, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
July 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A USA Today investigation this week found America to be the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Naima Black with the Maternity Care Coalition said the findings are shocking, but not surprising. They mirror numerous studies on the frightening...
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