February 28, 2011
Judy Wickersham first battles breast cancer which leads to heart failure and a race to save her life and get her healthy enough to attend her son's wedding.
February 25, 2011
Jefferson and the Philadelphia Eagles' kicker David Akers celebrate Heart Health Day with an event featuring heart-healthy cooking at the King of Prussia Mall.
February 24, 2011
Analysis of inexpensive kitchenware purchased in Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood tested positive for lead in study by Jefferson doctors.
February 23, 2011
Redesigning discharges for heart failure patients at Jefferson now means an innovative new program that works with patients for 30 days after they leave the Hospital to keep them from being readmitted.
February 22, 2011
To test the effect of cell phones on the human brain, researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Maryland and elsewhere conducted a small randomized trial of the impact on cell phone usage on brain activity using PET scans.
February 21, 2011
A lecture on the relationship between heart disease and sleep disorders by Dr. Karl Doghramji, director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center.
February 18, 2011
Jefferson physicians discover lead contamination lurking in inexpensive kitchenware in Philadelphia's Chinatown and in other stores in region raising concern about possible lead poisoning of adults and children.
February 17, 2011
Using zinc to help treat the common cold has become popular in the U.S. but there are potential drawbacks, including in some reported cases the loss of smell in patients who use the nasal gels with zinc.
February 16, 2011
Changes you can make to lower your risk of heart disease, quit smoking and alter your diet and exercise habits to lower your cholesterol among other benefits.
February 15, 2011
A huge community level intervention reduced heart attacks and heart failure hospital admissions significantly in Canadian research study targeting 20 small communities.
February 14, 2011
Wash 'em caravan travels the Hospitals to remind everyone to wash hands during Handwashing Awareness Month at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
February 11, 2011
Karl Doghramji, MD, director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, says that detection and treatment of sleep apnea may be an important step in controlling cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk.
February 10, 2011
Do diet soda's really increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke?
February 09, 2011
Quitting smoking isn't easy, so if you just can't shake your habit, try JeffQuit, the area's only hospital-based smoking cessation program.
February 08, 2011
Young children who eat healthy diets high in fruits, vegetables, rice, pasta, and fish have elevated IQs at age 8, while those with typical American diets high in fat, sugar and processed food have lower IQs at age 8.
February 07, 2011
For all the patients in Jefferson's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the danger of infection is so great that every precaution is taken to reduce the possibility of viruses, bacteria or fungal spores from gaining entre.
February 04, 2011
Varicella vaccinations prevented about 50,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. between 2000 and 2006, but still nearly 25,000 people landed in the hospital due to chicken pox.
February 03, 2011
Wear red this Friday, February 4, to honor the American Heart Association's Go Red Day and help Jefferson increase awareness about heart disease, its impact on women and ways to prevent it.
February 02, 2011
Swiss study finds teenagers who spend excessive amounts of time or very little or no time on the Internet are a higher risk of depression.
February 01, 2011
At Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, we take hand hygene and infection control seriously, but we also look for creative ways to improve our results like our Wash 'Em music video.
February 01, 2011
Prevention is key to reducing both the number of deaths due to heart disease and the cost of treating heart problems, which are expected to double by 2030.