April 30, 2012
Millions of Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can interfere with nutrients absorption. Learn more about this condition, its causes, and available treatments at a free event on the evening of May 2 with Jefferson experts.
April 27, 2012
Hepatitis C is an often unseen disease that can damage the liver and is the leading indicator for liver transplantation in this country, the new Jefferson Hepatitis C Center offers an individually tailored treatment program to patients.
April 26, 2012
Get a free stroke screening and risk assessment on May 1 - Stroke Alert Day - and learn the signs of stroke so you can act F.A.S.T.
April 25, 2012
Diagnosed with colon cancer at 81, Nate turned to the Senior Adult Oncology Center at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson for a comprehensive evaluation of his health to help him decide on a treatment plan for the cancer.
April 24, 2012
Clinical trials are a key method to improve prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, so it is important that patients who consider understand the various aspects of trials as well as their rights if they choose to take part in a trial.
April 23, 2012
Older people make up the majority of people diagnosed with cancer and often have multiple other health issues that can complicate their cancer care, Jefferson specialists in geriatric oncology are participating in an online forum to answer questions from this group of patients and their families.
April 20, 2012
At Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience Linda received advanced treatment for brain aneurysms and an AVM even as her neurosurgeon worked to advance neurovascular care.
April 19, 2012
Overactive bladder can be an embarrassing and disruptive condition, but treatment options to help you manage the condition and regain control of your life are available, learn more at this seminar at Jefferson at the Navy Yard.
April 18, 2012
April 17, 2012
Jefferson University Hospitals' Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery providing free oral cancer screenings to all adults aged 18 and older on April 25 and May 2.
April 16, 2012
Diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 25, Jessica continues to fight the disease and the the young woman also continues to live the life she has chosen.
April 13, 2012
People often take the ability to speak for granted, but protecting and preserving your voice is important for people young and old.
April 12, 2012
Having faced Hodgkin’s lymphoma and undergone a autologous stem cell transplant Earl Stout III is undaunted by a three-day, 188-mile longboard skateboard race, he intends to finish the race just like he beat his cancer.
April 11, 2012
Learn about your diabetes and how to better manage your condition in a free, three-part diabetes self-management education series by the Jefferson Center for Urban Health.
April 10, 2012
Eating red meat has been associated with an increased risk of chronic illnesses, but a recent study by researchers at Harvard and elsewhere linked red meat consumption with increase risk of early death as well as death due to both cancer and cardiovascular disease.
April 09, 2012
Heart failure patients at Jefferson to have access to the full spectrum of life-saving heart care that range from drug therapies to advanced catheter-based treatments to state-of-the-art cardiac surgery interventions including transplants.
April 06, 2012
A rare genetic disorder put Maryam at risk of developing blood clots and at just 27 years of age the triathlete was stricken with life-threatening pulmonary emboli.
April 05, 2012
After a cerebral hemorrhage patients are at risk of so-called vasospasms that can cause the blood vessels in the brain to clamp shut and unless the vessel can be reopened with medicine or balloon angioplasty result in stroke or death.
April 04, 2012
Two recent studies found that the diabetes drug metformin may be beneficial as a cancer fighting drug by inhibiting the energy production of cancer cell mitochondria which enable tumors to grow and spread.
April 03, 2012
With tens of thousands of people on waiting lists for new organs across the nation, join with Jefferson to support organ donation that can help so many people reclaim their lives.
April 02, 2012
After four decades of chronic acid reflux, the lining of John Gentzler’s esophagus was damaged and precancerous cells were found, instead of major surgery, Jefferson gastroenterologist Anthony Infantolino, MD, director of the new Jefferson Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center treated the decorated veteran with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove the damaged cells.