September 30, 2011
Randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled study finds saw palmetto no better than placebo for lower urinary tract symptoms due to enlarged prostates.
September 28, 2011
Vitamine B12 deficiency may be linked with shrinking brain volume and declining cognitive function in older adults, according to a study in the journal Neurology.
September 27, 2011
A Harvard University-led study suggests that consumption of caffeinated coffee reduced the risk of depression among women with the greatest reduction associated with women who drank 4 or more cups a day compared with those who drank one or less a week.
September 26, 2011
Most of us have heard about PSA - prostate specific antigen - but what is it and how is it used to screen for prostate cancer?
September 23, 2011
James Eisenhardt of south Jersey was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer in 2003 and after multiple treatments at Jefferson University Hospital, he is now cancer free.
September 22, 2011
Dr. Jim Plumb expresses concern about a report showing that smog and bad air quality in the Philadelphia region is among the worst in the nation.
September 21, 2011
A food diary can help you eat healthier and maintain your weight.
September 20, 2011
A review of complementary and alternative medicine approaches to treat mood disorders by the experts at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine.
September 19, 2011
Ask the Jefferson University Hospital experts about prostate cancer in a week-long online forum where you can submit your questions and read the answers to those sent by others.
September 16, 2011
Improved hand hygiene compliance and other measures reduced deaths and infections in a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) a study reports.
September 15, 2011
A small study finds that intranasal insulin therapy helped halt or reverse the declines of patients with moderate to Alzheimer's disease.
September 14, 2011
A University of Virginia study in the journal Pediatrics found that just 9 minutes watching a fast-paced cartoon impaired the "executive function" of 4-year-old children.
September 13, 2011
Hurricane Irene and more than a month of heavy rain led to lots of flooding across the Philadelphia region, raising concerns about mold and possible health problems that could result.
September 12, 2011
Researchers from Emory University estimated that the Medicare program could save up to $15 billion if overweight and obese Americans between 60 and 64 years of age participated in an evidence-based weight management program.
September 09, 2011
A first of its kind study involving 100 current and former NFL players, suggests that playing football has a negative effect on the brains of players.
September 08, 2011
A Harvard University-led study finds that children exposed to smoke in the home miss more school compared with those who grow up in a smoke-free environment.
September 07, 2011
The start of school raises health issues for teachers including voice problems, an area that is obviously critically important to teachers' ability to do their jobs.
September 02, 2011
September 01, 2011
Researchers from Columbia and Cambridge analyzed seven studies and concluded that chocolate consumption might have a beneficial impact or stroke, heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.