December 30, 2011
At Jefferson, our cancer specialists take comprehensive approaches to breast cancer and prostate cancer, as Jackie Roth and Jim Eisenhardt can both attest.
December 29, 2011
Using a robotic-assisted surgical technique, David Cognetti, MD, co-director of the Jefferson Center for Head and Neck Surgery, is able to get to and remove those difficult-to-reach tumors.
December 28, 2011
Vascular neurosurgeons at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in collaboration with eye cancer specialists at Wills Eye Institute are using a new treatment called intra-arterial chemotherapy in which the chemotherapy drugs are delivered directly to the ophthalmic artery with the tumors.
December 27, 2011
While any potentially life-saving treatment is interesting, what I found more fascinating was how the experts at the Jefferson Vascular Center were able to repair Joe's abdominal aortic aneurysm without needing to perform traditional open surgery, and that they were able to fix the problem from inside the artery.
December 23, 2011
At the Jefferson Multidisiplinary Brain Tumor Center of the Kimmel Cancer Center patients with brain cancer come for a single visit to work with specialists in neurosurgery, radiation therapy and neuro-oncolgoy.
December 22, 2011
Could you have a thyroid problem, when the gland is overactive or underactive it can cause symptoms that are often missed when examined indivudally, but a simple blood test can clear things up, says a co-director of the Jefferson Thyroid and Parathyroid Center.
December 21, 2011
Don't let the joy of holiday gatherings turn into tragedies, remember in advance to prepare to follow safe medication practices with both prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
December 20, 2011
After two deaths due to a rare brain infection caused by ameba that entered through the nose, several agencies caution against using tap water for nasal irrigation to relieve allergies or sinus problems.
December 19, 2011
For Georgette diets and other weight-loss programs didn’t work or the pounds she lost was quickly regained with a little extra, concerned about the health and quality-of-life problems her ongoing obesity were causing, she turned to Jefferson's Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program and has lost 107 pounds and counting.
December 16, 2011
Physicians at the Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences launch a clinical trial of immunotherapy to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer that often defies treatment with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
December 15, 2011
The holiday season is a time of joy for many of us, but it can also be a stressful period, so Jefferson University Hospitals’ psychiatrist Rajnish Mago, MD, has some tips for dealing with the "holiday blues."
December 14, 2011
The Jefferson Center for Urban Health in partnership with the Federation of Neighborhood Centers and others is launching the Career Support Network in a unique collaboration combines job-finding skills with health services to address the medical and emotional issues that often impede sustainable employment.
December 13, 2011
Rob long was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 21 years old and pursuing a career as a punter in the NFL but with Jefferson's help has not let the cancer diagnosis stop his pursuit of his dream.
December 08, 2011
Hormone therapy - androgen deprivation therapy - for men with prostate cancer lowers the risk of death from the cancer and does not significantly increase the cardiovascular death risk, a study and editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association report.
December 07, 2011
A Jefferson led study found that patients who took aspirin within five days of heart surgery had fewer post-operative complications including a lower 30-day mortality risk.
December 06, 2011
Do you know if you are at risk of osteoporosis, many people don't but this risk assessment can help you gauge you risk and determin if you should visit the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Program at Jefferson.
December 05, 2011
Working mothers multitask more frequently then working fathers and the things they are doing at the sametime tend to be childcare and household related causing stress and other negative emotions.
December 02, 2011
National Handwashing Awareness Month may seem weird, but it is really about advocating a serious public health matter, particularly now as cold and flu season gets into full swing.
December 01, 2011
Over time patients using CPAP machines - continuous positive aireway presure - for sleep apnea need to see a specialist to ensure their device is working and their condition is properly treated.