West Nile Virus Epidemic in Texas killed nine people

According to CNN News, "a West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, where the disease has killed nine people.
The virus there infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health
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Temple-Fox Chase Merger Will Strengthen Health Care in the Region

State Sen. Mike Stack joined officials from Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Health System to mark the merger of the two health systems during a celebration at the cancer center. Fox Chase, a formerly independent facility located on Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, is (more...)

Stack, Tomlinson Announce Significant RACP Grant for Aria Health-Torresdale

State Sens. Mike Stack and Robert Tomlinson have secured $3 million in state funding for an expansion project at Aria Health-Torresdale in Northeast Philadelphia. The lawmakers presented the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to the hospital at a news conference. The Emergency Department construction project at Aria’s Torresdale campus will (more...)

AIDS Report Says Infections Slowing

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that 34.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2011, while a decline in the rate of new infections has slowed the spread of the disease. UNAIDS released its latest findings about the scope and (more...)

How We Can Protect Student Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

To the applause of a school auditorium filled with families who have lost their children to sudden cardiac arrest and families whose children’s lives have been saved by preventive heart screenings, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Rep. Mike Vereb’s (R-Montgomery) House Bill 1610, making Pennsylvania (more...)

What You Need to Know to Help Prevent Ambulance Fraud

The Philadelphia County Medical Society (PCMS) published some recommendations " What You Need to Know to Help Prevent Ambulance Fraud": "The City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties have seen a dramatic increase in the number of ambulance providers.  From 2006 to 2011, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties have had (more...)

Medical Malpractice Cases In Pennsylvania Levels Off

The number of medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania has leveled off, CBS News reported. In 2003 the high court of the state made two key changes to the procedures for filing medical malpractice suits. After that a 44% decrease in the number of cases statewide when (more...)

High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Are Global Health Threats

The urgency of noncommunicable diseases as a cause of illness and death worldwide gained further credence May 16 with the latest release of global health statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. High blood pressure afflicts one in three adults worldwide, putting them at greater (more...)

Facebook Promotes Organ Donor Registration

Billionaire Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced on Tuesday, May 1, a new feature, that will allow FB users to volunteer as potential organ donors. Now FB users in USA and UK can put a phrase “I decided to be an organ donor” in their timelines. Zuckerberg believes that this (more...)

Builder Shot Himself With Nail Gun, But Survived

Self-employed builder from New Jersey 52-year-old Dennis Hennis of Vineland was working on a neighbor’s roof with his 28 years old son when his nail gun jammed. He was trying to clear it when accidentally shot a 3 1/2-inch nail into the heart. According to news agencies, Hennis was airlifted to Cooper (more...)

Head Lice Outbreaks Since Spring Break Due

CBS News reported, that "Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware have seen an increase in lice outbreaks since students have returned to school from spring break". Ilene Steinberg is the co-owner of Lice Lifters, a professional head lice removal company in Philadelphia. She explained to CBS News, why spring break (more...)

Good Health Adds Life to Years

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer By 2017, the number of people aged 65 years or older will outnumber children younger than age 5 for the first time in history. And by 2050, there will be more people over 65 years than children under age 14, according to the U.S. (more...)

Diet Spring Recipes For Perfect Summer Shape

Spring is in the air and we all know what that means; three more months until 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 (more...)

For Valentine’s Day – Health Through Exercise

Expressing love through gifts of flowers, cards and candy is customary on Valentine’s Day, which is observed each year on February 14. But instead of promoting candy consumption, a nonprofit group called Charities Challenge is promoting health through exercise by holding its fourth annual Valentines “Hearts (more...)

Holidays Passed, Extra Pounds Remained?

It’s that post-holiday syndrome when you cannot zip up your jeans. The ones you used to wear with no problem before the holiday season. Don’t slip into depression because of a few extra pounds gathered over the holiday feasts. There is always a way out! Turning to weight-loss drugs is not (more...)