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Philadelphia 76ers' Norvel Pelle, right, dunks the ball as Tobias Harris, left, and Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia.
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AP News
January 10, 2020 - 8:37 am
Brett Brown gathered his team in the locker room to ring the postgame victory bell when the 76ers coach noticed a familiar face on general manager Elton Brand's phone. There was Joel Embiid on FaceTime, calling in from New York where he's set to have surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament. Read...
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Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., on Nov. 3, 2019.
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AP News
November 27, 2019 - 11:11 am
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. Read more here.
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The American Heart Association conference, held in Philadelphia this year.
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Antionette Lee
November 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally...
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Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:23 am
Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure from brain bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from a spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma, or blood on the...
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Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.
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AP News
November 11, 2019 - 9:43 pm
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said. Read more here.
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DeSean Jackson
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Ed Benkin
November 04, 2019 - 4:51 pm
The Eagles announced Monday afternoon that DeSean Jackson will undergo surgery to repair a core muscle injury, which he suffered in September against the Atlanta Falcons during the second week of the season. Read more here.
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Doctors performing surgery.
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KYW Staff
October 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
Bariatric surgery has rapidly gained in popularity in the past decade and for those at high risk, the morbidly obese or people who are obese with serious health risk factors, it can make a big difference.
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Ric Ocasek
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 7:18 am
The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema. Read more here.
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Opioids.
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KYW Staff
August 26, 2019 - 7:30 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is good news from a study performed at the University of Michigan. According to researchers looking at prescription data from over 11,000...
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Swallowed dentures
BMJ via AP
August 12, 2019 - 8:14 pm
(AP) — Here's why it's best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is reporting the case of a 72-year-old British man whose partial dentures apparently got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren't discovered for eight days. The man went to the...
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