Medicine

A lone container of water
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AP News
March 06, 2020 - 1:59 pm
As the new coronavirus keeps turning up in more places, health experts say it's wise to prepare for wider spread. But people shouldn't panic or hoard large amounts of supplies, they stress. So what should you do? Read more here to find out.
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Drug use
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's health care community has put together an unprecedented strategy for tackling the opioid epidemic, and it could make medically assisted treatment available to thousands more people seeking to get off of opioids. Read more here.
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Giant Heart at The Franklin Institute
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John McDevitt
February 14, 2020 - 4:02 pm
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the beloved “Giant Heart” exhibit at The Franklin Institute has a new look and sound. Read more here.
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A doctor giving a patient medicine.
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Lynne Adkins
February 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
The FDA has approved the first drug to treat thyroid eye disease. Read more here.
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autism awareness
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Lynne Adkins
February 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
Saint Joseph’s and Thomas Jefferson universities are joining forces to train physicians to become more sensitive to the needs of people with autism. Read more here.
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Graphic of pill filled with earths
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Rasa Kaye
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Members of the medical community are keeping a weather eye on how our rapidly warming world is already challenging our physical well-being — and how that may change how they respond to the increased demand for drugs to treat climate change’s exacerbation of health problems. Read more here.
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This image provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a collection of lung scans of 20 monkeys who were exposed to tuberculosis after receiving different forms of a TB va
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way. Read more here.
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Medicine.
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KYW Staff
December 17, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Just because something costs more does not mean it is better, but many people think expensive means good. Read more here.
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Affordable Care Act paperwork.
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Paul Kurtz
November 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Affordable Care Act's six-week open enrollment period begins Friday. More than 8 million Americans are expected to sign up, and many are being reminded to take a close look at what's available. Read more here.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners in medicine are Gregg L. Semenza, Peter J. Ratcliffe and William G. Kaelin Jr.
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 11:09 am
Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body's cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said.
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