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May 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Domestic violence is far too common among adults, and women are often the victims. One of the best developments in the past decade has been raising...
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A study that came out Wednesday shows a troubling trend regarding suicide attempts among young people in the U.S. The study in the Journal of Pediatrics, which looked at children and young adults ages 10 to 24 from 2000 to 2018, finds the rate of attempted suicide by...
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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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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Matty Nev Luby holds her phone and logs into the lip-sync smartphone app Musical.ly, in Wethersfield, Conn.
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February 27, 2019 - 5:43 pm
(AP) — The operator of a video-sharing app popular with teenagers agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle federal allegations it illegally collected personal information from children. The Federal Trade Commission said the Wednesday penalty against lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, is...
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After multiple shootings in Southwest Philadelphia in recent weeks that involved teenagers, an emergency community meeting was held Thursday night to bring attention to the issue, including how to prevent youth gun violence in the future.
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Andrew Kramer
February 21, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a violent few weeks in Southwest Philadelphia. Several teenagers were either killed or badly injured in shootings. So Philadelphia police and community leaders joined forces Thursday night to address the issue. "Basically we're having a meeting for a call...
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Charlie the electronics sniffing dog, posing with Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland.
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Jim Melwert
February 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday is Safer Internet Day, and the Delaware County District Attorney's Office is reminding parents how to help keep their kids safe online. They’re also showing off a dog that can sniff out electronics, which helps investigators nab internet predators...
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Suzanne Monaghan
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dating violence is more common than many people think. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse in a relationship. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In 2010...
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United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams addresses an audience during a national summit focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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December 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General...
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Kim Glovas
November 27, 2018 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two teenagers are behind bars in connection with the murder of a Pottstown, Montgomery County woman last week. 18-year-old Aaron Taylor of Pottstown is charged with second and third degree murder. A 17-year-old faces robbery and conspiracy charges. RELATED: Police:...
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A campaign to combat teen opiod abuse shares true stories of the struggle of addiction, withdrawal and treatment.
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Suzanne Monaghan
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An opioid awareness campaign from Truth Initiative and the Ad Council gives a face-to-face look at addiction, withdrawal and recovery. Part of the Truth About Opioids program details, in a video, one young woman's journey. 26-year-old Rebekka's story is difficult to...
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