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July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The link between cigarette smoking and lung disease is well known, but many people are unaware about the dramatic impact on the heart and...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and it is the fourth most frequent cause of death worldwide, with smoking as the main risk...
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June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It has been known for quite some time that if a mother smokes while she is pregnant a can have damaging effects on the unborn baby including impacting...
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No smoking now at bus shelters in Philadelphia.
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Andrew Kramer
June 03, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're waiting in a bus shelter in Philadelphia to catch your ride, don't light up. Bus shelters throughout the city are now smoke-free, and city officials say they plan to put signs up at all the shelters to let people know. Along Market Street east of City Hall,...
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John McDevitt
May 25, 2019 - 5:40 pm
VENTNOR CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — The summer season looks to get underway down the shore and there’s a new law in effect this year — no smoking or vaping on New Jersey beaches. “I don’t see no signs that there is no smoking on Ventnor Beach or any beach,” said Ron the ice cream man. Those on the...
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May 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There’s more disturbing news about e-cigarettes. A large number of people do not understand that e cigarettes are terribly harmful, just like...
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Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) celebrates on the bench against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Mike Dougherty
May 22, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Recently retired from the NFL, former Eagles defensive end and Walter Payton "Man of the Year" Chris Long says he smoked weed regularly during his career and knew how to beat the tests. "Listen, if not for that, I'm not as capable of coping with the stresses of day-to...
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May 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Can you name the leading cause of cancer deaths among women? If you said breast cancer, you are incorrect — although it is a good guess. Lung cancer is...
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Lynne Adkins
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that smoking causes cancer, but another risk factor is rising to the same dangerous level. Obesity causes cancer and it ranks right up there with cigarette smoking, according to Dr. Anthony Perre, chief of outpatient medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of...
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Suzanne Monaghan
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last year, awareness rose about the e-cigarette JUUL and its use among teens. Anti-tobacco groups have been working to educate young people about the health risks, but despite their efforts, more teens are using. Gustavo Torrez with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says...
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