April 28, 2011
Four months into 2011 and I'm looking to reach a milestone on my New Year's resolutions: run the 10-mile Broad Street Run in an effort to keep up my exercise routine and keep off the weight I lost in 2010.
April 27, 2011
The American Heart Association survey of 1,000 adults found that many were confused about the heart and cardiovascular impact of wine and salt consumption.
April 26, 2011
Harvard University study in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that the ancient Chinese marshal art Tai Chi can improve quaity of life and mood for heart failure patients.
April 25, 2011
It's National Infant Immunization Week, making it a good time to make sure you kids are up to date with their vaccinations.
April 22, 2011
Here are a couple simple ways to reduce stress and the mindfulness program at the Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine.
April 21, 2011
Kids who watch a lot of TV or spend too much time on computers are at higher risk for a key marker of cardiovascular disease than are active kids, according to an Australian study.
April 20, 2011
Children who were born prematurely are at signficantly greater risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who are born at term.
April 19, 2011
The Great Life Program at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine is designed to facilitate superior health and well-being for boomers and others who have lost a step or two.
April 18, 2011
Neurosurgeons at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience use the Pipeline Embolization Device to treat four large brain aneurysms in a 56-year-old Philadelphia woman with sickle cell anemia.
April 15, 2011
The FDA is examining whether or not we should be concerned about the side effects of taking cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins.
April 14, 2011
A study in the Archives of Neurology analyzing earlier research found that the Alzheimer's disease drug memantine did not help patients with mild forms of the disease and was of little help for those with moderate levels of AD.
April 13, 2011
A new study of estrogen replacement therapy for menopausal women who have had a hysterectomyfound overall no increased risk of heart disease and a decreased risk of breast cancer.
April 11, 2011
Knowing your risk of developing diabetes can help prevent you from contracting the condition, but if you have diabetes learn how to better manage the illness.
April 08, 2011
Jefferson doctors seek to pilot an early intervention for frequent ER users at Jefferson that follows a similar path pioneered by Dr. Jeffrey Brenner in Camden, N.J.
April 07, 2011
A breast cancer symposium on the lastest research and treatment options being held at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
April 06, 2011
The best way to control allergies is avoiding the offending allergen – the dust, pollen or other "foreign invader" that has triggered your immune system's response.
April 05, 2011
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation at Methodist Hospital is Philadelphia's only cardiac rehab program to help patients after a heart attack or other event make lifestyle changes.
April 04, 2011
Early studies find that using angioplasty to open narrowed veins from the brain to the heart is safe, and some experts believe the procedure is a viable treatment for multiple sclerosis.
April 01, 2011
Whether preschoolers are meeting the established 120 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity guidelines established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education is difficult to assess.