Diagnosing Dracula and other ghoulish Halloween headliners

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While Halloween costumes tend to follow pop culture trends from year to year, a handful of creatures have stood the test of time. Zombies, vampires and werewolves are among the handful of creatures long established as icons of the holiday. These classic figures are mainstays of fiction, but there may be a hint of truth in their origins.

Dr. Greg McDonald, head of forensic medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller to talk about medical conditions that may have sparked famous monster myths. You can hear their conversation below.


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