June 30, 2011
Arianna, a beautiful and, all things considered, healthy baby, was flown to Jefferson soon after her birth because the hospital where she was born was not equipped to meet the needs of a baby born at 30-weeks gestation.
June 29, 2011
Portable pools are dangerous to children particularly those five and under, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
June 28, 2011
Preschool aged children who watch violent or scary TV or who watch TV before bed experience increased incidence of sleep problem, a study in the journal Pediatrics reports.
June 27, 2011
Amid a two-year surge in cases of whooping cough in the U.S., a key CDC advisory panel is recommending pregnant women get vaccinated late in their pregnancy to impart some protection to their newborns.
June 24, 2011
After Kathleen Begley's husband died of pancreatic cancer, just seven months after his initial diagnosis, she has made fighting the disease her mission and is supporting the work of the Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary Tract and Related Cancer Center's push to improve early detection.
June 23, 2011
A study details the link between lifestyle choices and factors and long-term weight gain or loss, potato chops led the way adding nearly 1.7 pounds on average over four years.
June 22, 2011
A small University of Chicago study suggests corticosteroid nasal spray may reduce inflammation in children with obstructive sleep apnea.
June 21, 2011
Dr. Daniel A. Monti, director of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, talks about natural remedies such as baking soda paste for mosquito and other bug bites.
June 20, 2011
Study finds the prevalence and severity of food allergies in children is greater than previously thought.
June 17, 2011
On Father's Day, remind your dad the importance of getting screened for prostate cancer because you want to keep him around for a long time.
June 15, 2011
The FDA moved to make sunscreen labels more consumer friendly and to ensure that these over-the-counter products were safe and effective.
June 14, 2011
The Strides for Stroke 5K Run and Walk drew some 600 participants including a large group on Team Jefferson.
June 13, 2011
A Canadian study suggests that preteen children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke could develop nicotine addictions even before they start smoking.
June 10, 2011
The outbreak of E. coli infections in Germany has been particularly bad because so many of those who contracted the bacterial infections developed hemolytic-uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition that can lead to kidney failure.
June 09, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about the dangers of a popular high-dose cholesterol-lowering drug - simvastatin - which can cause muscle injury.
June 08, 2011
A new heat wave might be irritating for most people but for those with certain health conditions like the elderly and children, excessive heat can be a life-threatening issue.
June 07, 2011
Tai Chi helped the cognitive function, as well as physical and psychological health, of women after chemotherapy for cancer, a study found.
June 06, 2011
Join Team Jefferson for the annual Dr. Howard Mazer Strides for Stroke 5K run/walk to raise awareness of this devastating and often preventable condition.
June 03, 2011
The World Health Organization declared that cell phones might be a cause of brain cancer, but the evidence is weak and at this point Jefferson neurosurgeon Christopher Farrell, MD, says there is scant evidence of a linkage.
June 02, 2011
Study finds that a compound in green tea, EGCG, increases regulatory T-cells which are critical to the immune system's ability to fight autoimmune diseases.
June 01, 2011
Here some ideas on how to protect yourself and your kids from getting a painful sunburn.