European, U.S. Medical Societies Unite on Respiratory Health

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer U.S. and European medical societies are speaking with one voice about the need to address health disparities between socioeconomic groups. The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) are pledging mutual commitment
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U.S. Heart Group Takes Prevention Message Global

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The American Heart Association (AHA) is a world expert on educating people about preventing heart attack and stroke and resuscitating people who’ve suffered a cardiac event. The nongovernmental organization operates international training centers in 69 countries, with training outreach in more than 140 (more...)

Prescription Drug Abuse – Safeguard Your Children

Julie Bowen While Pennsylvania is focused on the legalization of marijuana under S.B. 528, (introduced on April 3 2013 by Senator Daylin Leach), which has more recently been supported by the NAACP at their press conference of 4 July; the behind the scenes campaign to (more...)

New Treatment for Hepatitis C Shows Promise

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer A majority of U.S. volunteers in a drug trial were cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV) with a treatment that is less harmful and shorter than treatments with drugs currently in use. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National (more...)

American Lung Association in Pennsylvania Helps Students with Asthma Return to School

Lung Association Recognizes Asthma-Friendly Schools and Offers Back-to-School Checklist for Students with Asthma As summer winds down, families across Pennsylvania are beginning to prepare for the new school year. A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school (more...)

Turning The Tide On Childhood Obesity

Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright (more...)

American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Warns of Increased Pollution

Hotter weather means high ozone days are approaching As communities in the Mid-Atlantic states cope with extreme temperatures this week, the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic urges residents here in Pennsylvania and across the region to be aware of the increased risk (more...)

Hepatitis Day Zeroes In on “Silent Epidemic”

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Hepatitis, in its five different forms, is the deadliest disease you hear very little about, but July 28 is a day to “know it” and “confront it,” according to the designated theme of World Hepatitis Day. This viral disease includes five major types: hepatitis A, B, (more...)

WHO Considers Emergency Status for New Virus

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a committee that will decide whether the appearance of a new disease in the Middle East has become a "public health emergency of international concern." Known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the virus has appeared in (more...)

NAACP Holds Press Conference Supporting Marijuana Legalization Bill

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today participated in a press conference held by the NAACP calling for support of his marijuana legalization legislation bill. “I am honored that the NAACP has spoken out in favor of my legislation to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana (more...)

Diet For Perfect Summer Shape

Summer is in the air and we all know what that means; bikini season is here! Now is the perfect time to get your diet back on track and feel great in time for beautiful weather and summer vacations. Let the Sadkhin Complex weight loss program help you achieve your (more...)

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Allergy Deaths in Schools

Legislation would require schools to stock epinephrine to treat reactions to food allergies Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, today introduced legislation that would require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, in a secure location to be used by designated personnel to treat (more...)

Anti-Smoking Media Campaigns Show Positive Results Globally

Awareness of anti-smoking messages on television, radio or billboards, or in newspapers or magazines, significantly increased the odds that current smokers intend to quit in 14 of 17 countries surveyed, according to a study released in the May 31 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by (more...)

Dr. Charles Whitney Named One of America’s “Top Docs” By CMT

Charles Whitney, MD owner of Revolutionary Health Services in Washington Crossing, was recently named one of America's “Top Docs” in concierge medicine, also known as direct primary care and private medical practices by the editors of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT). Each year CMT carefully reviews a list of (more...)

World Health Day: Know Your Blood Pressure

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer High blood pressure is a major factor leading to heart attacks and strokes for people everywhere. Health care providers are emphasizing the importance of controlling this risky condition in recognition of World Health Day, April 7. The event is marked on this same date each (more...)

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