March 31, 2011
Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used as a measure of weight, but it doesn't always tell the whole picture and body adiposity (fat) index could be a better way to determine healthy weight.
March 30, 2011
Researchers from Japan use survey to determine that first-born children are more prone to certain allergies including food allergies.
March 29, 2011
Study concludes that airport full-body scanners pose "no significant threat fo radiation."
March 28, 2011
A small observational study at Jefferson found that patients with allergic reactions to the blood thinner Plavix, also known as clopidogrel, can be treated with antihistamines and steroids to keep them on the drug.
March 25, 2011
If you're looking to cook something healthy for a change, check out Jefferson's Health eCooking collection of recipes.
March 24, 2011
Jefferson is recruiting patients with early stage colon cancer for a national clinical trial involving the statin drug crestor.
March 23, 2011
Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll shows nation still split on 1-year anniversery of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
March 22, 2011
Children with chronic otitis media with effusion have changes in their sense of taste that could increase their risk of obesity.
March 18, 2011
The American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 campaign is seeking to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease 20 percent by 2020.
March 17, 2011
Several organizations and numerous nations require that athletes' screenings include an electrocardiogram (ECG) before they are cleared to play to look for signs of sudden cardiac death.
March 14, 2011
Airline pilots that fly at 30,000 to 40,000 feet as well as some cancer patients receiving radiation therapy are actually exposed to higher doses of radiation than what is happening right now in Japan.
March 11, 2011
Prevention and screening could signficantly reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
March 10, 2011
A study in the medical journal The Lancet found that heart risk factors don’t improve "cardiovascular disease risk prediction in people in developed countries" such as the U.S.
March 09, 2011
A small Turkish study finds that acupuncture reduces menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
March 08, 2011
Patient Safety Champions lead the way towards a safety culture at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
March 07, 2011
In an effort to standardize care and improve quality and patient safety, Jefferson has embedded assessment and ongoing monitoring of patients for their risk of blood clots - deep vein thrombosis - into its electronic medical record system.
March 04, 2011
Two months into the year, it's time to re-commit to my New Year's resolutions. How about you?
March 03, 2011
The third annual Get Your Rear In Gear Run/Walk on 3/20/2011 in Philadelphia raised awareness and support for colorectal cancer research and patient care.
March 01, 2011
A small but vibrant community of patients awaiting heart transplants forms on 5 West, the unit at Jefferson University Hospitals where heart failure patients are cared for in body and spirit.