Lynne Adkins

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Bucks County Hospital Offers Free Wigs To Cancer Patients

The wigs come in all colors and styles and are provided by the American Cancer Society.

05/11/2015

A picture shows a bundle of khat (qat), a flowering plant which contains an amphetamine-like property that has been used as a stimulant for centuries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, in London on February 28, 2013. The plant  is used in Britain mainly by Somali and Yemeni communities.  AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT  (Credit:  CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

New Designer Drug Hits The Streets

“Flakka” or “Gravel” is a synthetic stimulant that has many effects.

05/07/2015

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Local Doctor Discusses The Difference Between D.O. And M.D.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PCOM, has been around since 1899, but many in the area have no idea what makes a D.O. different than an M.D.

05/03/2015

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Philadelphia Community Takes Small Steps Toward Healthier Lifestyle During Independence Blue Cross Walk

Wednesday marked the 8th annual Independence Blue Cross National Walk @ Lunch Day event to promote good, healthy habits.

04/29/2015

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Doctor Offers Tips For Parents Dealing With Picky Eaters

Getting toddlers to eat healthy foods can make you crazy, but there are tips that may help.

04/26/2015

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Number Of Syphilis Cases Increasing In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a health alert about a rise in syphilis cases.

04/23/2015

(Project HOME employment services program manager Alexis Pugh, center, poses with the latest graduates of the work training program.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Local Program Gives Formerly Homeless Vets a Fighting Chance at Civilian Worklife

Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Local Hospice Remodels Room To Give Comfort To Children Who Are Visiting Family Members

A local hospice has unveiled a space that is just for children visiting family members.

04/19/2015

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Study: Little Can Mean A Lot For Elderly When Preventing Falls

A local study shows that just a few weeks of work can go a long way to improve balance.

04/16/2015

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Local Cardiologist Turns His Own Health Issues Into Textbook To Teach Others

A local physician has turned his medical issues into a book to teach others.

04/05/2015

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Allergy Season Is Here, And It Could Be Worse Than Usual

It’s been a cold winter and that’s leading right into an explosive allergy season

04/01/2015

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Study Finds Easy Test For Concussions Can Help Non-medical Volunteers Keep Athletes Safe

Researchers found that a simple vision test could quickly diagnose concussion-related problems.

03/29/2015

(A scene from Ken Burns' documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.")

Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Wednesday night’s preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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Longwood Gardens Recognized For Meadow Garden Expansion

Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square has received an award for the expansion of its beautiful Meadow Garden.

03/20/2015

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Teens Complaining Of Many Vague Symptoms Could Suffer From Rare Syndrome

Does a teen in your life exhibit various vague symptoms and complain of feeling lousy? In some rare cases, it could be POTS.

03/19/2015

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