Everyone Is Irish on March 17

By Stephen Kaufman St. Patrick’s Day, the feast day for Ireland’s patron saint, has come to embrace all ethnicities, not just the Irish. Some of the most popular traditions, now celebrated in countries around the world, got their start in the
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Russian Pirozhki, Served West Coast Style

What happens when you combine a traditional Russian food with an American classic? Igor Avramenko, an émigré who lives in Los Angeles, may have discovered the answer in 2015 when he began selling pirozhki (rolls filled with a variety of fillings) from a shiny 1964 Airstream Bambi trailer. “Airstream has always represented (more...)

Russian Drug ‘Krokodil’ Threatens UK

Krokodil is a deadly, homemade alternative to heroin that surged through Russia in 2010. After reaching the United States in 2015, the drug is now close to the UK, with recently reported appearances in Germany and Norway. This dangerous ‘heroin moonshine’ is highly toxic and rots the flesh. The drug (more...)

Steven Allen DO:”You Only Have Two Legs and You Can’t Grow a New Set!”

NOVEMBER 17  2016 - FREE SCREENING DAY

Steven Allen DO

VEIN SPECIALIST/ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY Steven Allen is the director of The Center for Advanced Vein Therapy in Huntingdon Valley, Pa and specializes in endovascular surgery and vein therapy techniques. Dr. Allen has been recognized for clinical expertise, and was named Top Doctor by South (more...)

More US Adults Using Marijuana

VOA As attitudes about marijuana change in the United States, more adults are using the drug, according to a new study. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, say that as more states legalize recreational and medical use of marijuana, fewer adults feel (more...)

WHO Convenes Zika Virus Emergency Meeting

VOA Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization has convened a meeting of researchers and health officials to determine whether the Zika virus should be declared a global health emergency. The WHO predicts the virus, which may be linked to neurological disorders in babies, could infect as many as 4 million people (more...)

7 Dead, Scores Sick in NYC Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

VOA News New York's largest recorded outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed seven people and infected 86 others as the city moved Tuesday to draw up new legislation to halt future outbreaks. It is the largest appearance of the disease in New York City that health officials are aware of, said Health (more...)

On its 50th Anniversary, More Than 55 Million Americans Covered by Medicare

New Medicare state-by-state enrollment numbers As Medicare and Medicaid celebrate their 50th anniversary protecting the health and well-being of millions of seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released updated Medicare state-by-state enrollment numbers, showing that more than 55 million Americans are covered (more...)

Millions Mark First International Yoga Day

VOA News Millions of people around the world have taken part in a global event honoring Yoga, an ancient practice they say brings them health, happiness and peace. Sunday was the first ever International Day of Yoga, as proclaimed by the United Nations last year. Thousands brought their mats to New York City's (more...)

Pennsylvanians Shouldn’t Have to Stomach Any More ObamaCare Woes

Americans for Prosperity – Pennsylvania, the state’s largest grassroots free market organization is releasing the following statement on the release of lowered enrollment projections for ObamaCare in 2015.  The statement can be attributed to Beth Anne Mumford, State Director of Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania. “As we all know, ObamaCare has been riddled (more...)

St. Christopher’s Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition

St. Christopher’s the only hospital in Pennsylvania to receive 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for children’s asthma St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, located at 160 East Erie Avenue in Philadelphia, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer (more...)

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Seems Safe, Prompts Immune Response

Results from a Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a possible Ebola vaccine are leading to accelerated development of the candidate vaccine, NIH announced November 28. The experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune (more...)

Obama Urges More ‘Robust Commitments’ to Combat Ebola

By Victor Beattie , VOA News This article originally appeared on the Voice of America website on October 14. President Obama spoke with world leaders and was briefed by his public health and national security teams October 13 on international and domestic efforts to confront the Ebola epidemic. U.S. public health officials (more...)

CDC Director Frieden Warns of High Stakes in Fighting Ebola

This blog post by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden originally appeared on the Huffington Post website on August 7. The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite By Tom Frieden, MD, MPH Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC and (more...)

Pilot Study Examines Brain’s Reaction to Religious Symbols

Study and Commentary Open Multi-Disciplinary Dialogue on Intersection of Neuroscience and Religion Building on his work in neurotheology, Andrew Newberg, M.D., published a pilot study examining the effect of religious symbols on brain function in the latest issue of Spirituality in Clinical Practice. The first-of-its-kind study is published with corresponding commentary (more...)

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