Doctor using a laptop
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Paul Kurtz
May 13, 2020 - 7:26 pm
As the coronavirus has evolved, so too have the methods of treating patients. And that is due in large part to the influence of social media. Read more here.
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Addiction rehab
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Paul Kurtz
April 29, 2020 - 5:43 pm
As alcohol sales soar during the pandemic, addiction treatment experts are beginning to see an increase in the number of people who need to go into rehab. Read more here.
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In this April 23, 2020, photo, contract workers join the Army Corps of Engineers as they get the currently dormant St. Luke's Hospital ready for reopening for the possible surge of coronavirus patients in Phoenix.
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AP News
April 28, 2020 - 11:12 am
As states gear up to reopen, a poll finds a potential obstacle to controlling the coronavirus: nearly 1 in 10 adults say cost would keep them from seeking help if they thought they were infected. Read more here.
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A person smoking a cigarette.
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Lynne Adkins
March 27, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Kicking the smoking habit is a good idea anytime, and with the coronavirus crisis, it might be an even better idea. However, that’s easier said than done during a global pandemic. Read more here.
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Fentanyl test strips
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David Madden
February 21, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Camden County is taking a new approach against the war on opioids through a study that utilizes fentanyl test strips. Read more here.
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David Sichel and his emotional support dog Henry.
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John McDevitt
January 21, 2020 - 4:10 pm
David Sichel rescued Henry, a Shih Tzu mix, as an emotional support dog to help reduce anxiety for people who utilize his service, Sober Transport, which provides reliable transportation for those seeking or receiving rehabilitation. Read more here.
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July 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to strokes, time is of the essence. Think about this: Every 15 minutes earlier that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a four...
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Camden County jail warden Karen Taylor.
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Paul Kurtz
February 27, 2019 - 3:57 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County jail is expanding what appears to be a successful treatment program for inmates who enter the prison addicted to drugs or alcohol. The jail is using a $200,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Corrections to offer inmates medication-assisted...
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February 27, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When a person suffers a stroke, it can have a devastating impact. It's obviously very important to get treatment and rehabilitation immediately after a...
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December 18, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When do people have the legal right to refuse lifesaving medical treatment because of religious or other beliefs? It almost seems like the plot of a movie — a 13-year-old boy, in remission from a rare form of leukemia, is...
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