City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Tim Jimenez
January 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials shut down the last of four major homeless encampments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Thursday morning, known as Emerald City. The tents, tattered furniture and other dreary conditions along Emerald Street near Lehigh Avenue have been a symbol...
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January 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) — Having a pet is seen is a source of comfort and relaxation for many. There is no doubt that the companionship of a pet is helpful from a health standpoint...
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Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan
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Mark Abrams
January 23, 2019 - 4:22 pm
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says a task force of officers from police departments, working with county detectives, helped take down 77 dealers who were selling heroin and opioids - some of which caused deaths - during the past two months in an...
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Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. 
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. There was just one glitch: the government shutdown. The...
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A demonstration of the smartphone "Second Chance" app, which uses sound waves to measure breathing. In first-step testing reported Jan. 9, 2019, the device detected early breathing problems in some people who’d just injected illegal drugs.
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January 09, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops. The app is still experimental. But in a novel test, the "Second...
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
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Steve Tawa
January 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Gov. Tom Wolf is beginning his second term, agencies that are a part of his Opioid Operational Command Center are highlighting its efforts on three fronts: prevention, rescue and treatment. The Wolf administration intends to address the opioid crisis at its...
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Doylestown Health recently added a medication disposal box in the Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department lobby.
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Lynne Adkins
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Your medicine cabinet is stocked with old pills and outdated liquid medications, and now is the time to clear it all out. Old or unused medications can be dangerous when they get in the wrong hands, or simply get tossed out, according to Dr. Christine Roussel,...
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Justin Udo
December 18, 2018 - 9:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials give a report, and get some reviews, on Mayor Jim Kenney's opioid emergency response executive order. The Philadelphia Resilience Project is aimed at cleaning up Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Justin...
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Gov. Tom Wolf discusses the availability of naloxone in Pennsylvania pharmacies during a press conference in Harrisburg, May 17, 2016.
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Kim Glovas
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Last week was "Get Help Now Week" in Pennsylvania, designed for people to get help for themselves or loved ones suffering from opioid addiction A number of state departments joined forces to get the word out about resources available, including an 800-number and text...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Steve Tawa
December 13, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Free Narcan was the draw Thursday, in the Harrowgate section of the city, as part of a statewide initiative during “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week.” At the Walgreens in the shadow of the SEPTA El stop at Kensington and Allegheny Avenues, the city Health...
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