July 29, 2011
Dr. Takami Sato, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, traveled to Onagawa Japan after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami to volunteer in the town devastated by the natural disaster.
July 28, 2011
A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that active older adults were significantly less likely to develop cognitive impairment compared with less active seniors.
July 27, 2011
Medicare drug benefit (Part D) appears to save more than $1,200 a year for beneficiaries who did not have good prescription drug coverage before the federal program for the elderly was extended to cover drugs.
July 26, 2011
A study by Dutch researchers published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that cranberries were less effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women than an antibiotic combination, but that the antibiotic increased the levels of drug-resistant bacteria in the participants compared with cranberries.
July 25, 2011
Three-year-old Chujin Yu from China had arrived in Philadelphia with her parents for the treatment of a recurrence of rare cancer affecting her eye called retinoblastoma.
July 21, 2011
A tumor in Dawn Hilarczyk's parapharyngeal space – an area tucked deep behind the jawbone and adjacent to the back of the throat – required surgery, but transoral robotic surgery (TORS) at Jefferson University Hospital enabled her to have the operation without a massively invasive open approach.
July 20, 2011
With a heatwave settling in over the Philadelphia region and much of the nation, finding healthy meals that don't require cooking can help you cool off.
July 19, 2011
New York Times article questions whether we have become so overprotective of our kids by building "safer" playgrounds that we are actually hurting their development.
July 18, 2011
Canadian researchers found that married men sought medical treatment for heart attacks more quickly than single or divorced men.
July 15, 2011
The Internet age with its easy access to information is changing the way people thing and how we remember things, researchers suggest.
July 14, 2011
A study found that hot coffee and tea reduced the presence of MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in nasal swabs.
July 13, 2011
All the sweetness and tart in an apple pie that I crave can be made without the calories or the fat, thanks to this heart-healthy recipe.
July 12, 2011
An International study identified a new risk factor for death or severity of illness in patients hospitalized with the pandemic swine flu (H1N1) virus: obesity.
July 11, 2011
Summertime means kids (and many adults) are out and about a lot, but it's also a time when ticks are out and spreading infections like Lyme disease.
July 08, 2011
Two types of massage were superior to standard medical treatments for chronic lower back pain, a study by researchers in Seattle and elsewhere reports.
July 07, 2011
Different approaches and tactics appear to be needed for successful weight loss and for maintaining weight-loss, according to study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
July 05, 2011
The Mindfulness Institute is the Philadelphia region's leading provider of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs in which you learn to bring the practice of mindfulness into your life, in both formal and informal ways.
July 01, 2011
If you plan on celebrating July Fourth by grilling up some yummy meals over the long weekend, here are three healthy recipes worth trying.