Philadelphia Health Department

Philadelphia City Hall.
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KYW Staff
March 03, 2020 - 10:08 pm
The Philadelphia Health Department is investigating a potential case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the city. The department says they believe the risk of infection to Philadelphians is low. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
February 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia Health Department has compiled a list of what pharmaceutical companies spend on meals to local doctors, to market their products. The total comes to $1.3 million. Read more here.
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coronavirus outbreak
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Mark Abrams
February 11, 2020 - 8:09 am
The Philadelphia Health Department says it's investigating a possible case of the Wuhan coronavirus. Forthcoming lab test results will confirm whether or not the person has the infection. Read more here.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
December 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The Philadelphia Health Department has compiled some grim statistics about homeless deaths in the city over the last decade.
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People eating at a table.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
A new report released Wednesday morning focuses on Philadelphia's comprehensive food economy. Read more here.
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The Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high rates of diabetes and childhood obesity.
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Pat Loeb
July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sugar is not so sweet when it comes to its impact on health; it causes obesity in children and leads to Type 2 diabetes in adults. Which is why the Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high...
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Hepatitis A
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April 06, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Health officials are warning customers of a South Philadelphia supermarket about possible exposure to hepatitis A. The Philadelphia Health Department recently confirmed that an employee at the Acme on the 1400 block of East Passyunk Avenue has acute hepatitis A...
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Police in Southwest Philadelphia and a few partners started off the first weekend of the new year with, what they hope, is a creative solution to a big problem.
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Antionette Lee
January 06, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent report from the Philadelphia Health Department says that the opioid crisis and gun violence are slashing life expectancy in Philadelphia. Police in Southwest Philadelphia and a few partners started off the first weekend of the new year with, what they hope,...
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley announces city guidelines for post-op prescription of opioids.
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Pat Loeb
December 19, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Health Department has taken the unusual step of developing opioid prescription guidelines for surgeons in the city, in another effort to reign in the addiction epidemic. The guidelines are based on research showing opioids may be completely...
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Mosquito
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Mark Abrams
September 24, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia health officials are confirming nearly a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus so far this year. The health department says 11 cases have been confirmed here in the city, and none has been fatal. Wetter than normal conditions and lots of...
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