When The Cough Could’t Stop

The virus season started and many doctors’ offices are filling up with coughing patients. They have been sick for weeks or more. Chief of infectious diseases at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Dr. Richard Tepper said to CBS News, that "there are
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Flu Or Cold?

Do you have a cough or runny nose? Feeling tired and rundown? It could be a cold, or even worse, the flu. The flu and cold season started. "Sporadic cases in Pennsylvania, and little to no activity in New Jersey and Delaware. But the season is just getting started, and (more...)

HHS Secretary Sebelius on Global Health Strategy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Remarks by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius The HHS Global Health Strategy At Kaiser Family Foundation " Thank you, Diane, and good morning, everyone. I want to begin by saying a few thank you’s. I want to thank our hosts here at Kaiser. I want to thank our panelists (more...)

Free Nicotine Patches For Philadelphians

New Year is coming! And the city of Philadelphia wants to make the season brighter and healthier for its residence. Philadelphia has the highest rate of smoking adults, CBS News reported. The “Get Healthy Philly” as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative, is making the campaign to offer (more...)

Circumcision Gains More Acceptance in AIDS Fight

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Growing acceptance of male circumcision, in Africa especially, is having a dramatic and positive effect on the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS has killed 30 million people around the world since it was first reported in 1981, but according to a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, for (more...)

Miracle: Coma Patient Now Walking

ABC News reported a miracle story: the 21-year-old college student Sam Schmidt from Arizona "astounded doctors by recovering from traumatic brain injuries just hours before being readied to be an organ donor". It started an October 18, when Schmid, a junior and business major at the University of (more...)

Can Holiday Bring Depression?

A holiday season is great! But a lot of people are not happy in this season. For them it brings feelings of stress and loneliness. And if you are depression by the holidays, please seek counsel. Do you have difficulty waking up in the morning, morning sickness, tendency to oversleep as (more...)

Investments in Fighting AIDS Pay Off

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Investments in HIV prevention and treatment are paying off, and now is not the time to pull back. “We are at this pivot point of incredible scientific and program opportunity mixed with the challenge for funding,” HIV/AIDS advocate Chris Collins told reporters at the State Department’s (more...)

Heart Attacks During Philadelphia Marathon

CBS News reported, that two runners died during the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday morning: a 21-year-old Asian male, collapsed at the finish line while, a 40-year-old white male collapsed a quarter mile from the finish line. Both runners dead in Hahnemann University Hospital, where they were delivered. Fire officials said (more...)

What To Know Before Using Fat Reduction Procedures

Get the facts: If you're thinking about undergoing fat reduction procedures, do your homework: – Who will perform the procedure? What is his or her experience? How many similar procedures has he or she done? – Are your expectations realistic? What will your body look like when the procedure is complete? Make sure (more...)

Philadelphia Heart Walk

Thousands of Delaware Valley residents, including heart and stroke survivors, on Saturday, November 12 were walking in the American Heart Association’s 13th annual Philadelphia Heart Walk (5K around FDR Park) to raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 3 causes of death (more...)

The Unknown Killer

It strikes 750,000 Americans a year. 28-50% of the people inflicted will die. There is no known cure for it. The death rate increases yearly. More deaths are reported each year than lung, breast, and colon cancer combined. Still no idea? The disease is called Sepsis. Still no idea? That stands to reason. The disease (more...)

Skin Cancer Could Benefit

"Skin cancer could benefit from new treatments that extend life",- doctors said at the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. A pill called Vemurafenib appears to give patients a greater chance of surviving longer than chemotherapy, according to scientists. It was a result of the testing on (more...)

TB Deaths Reach New Lows

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The number of deaths from tuberculosis and the number of new cases of this infectious disease are both on the decline, according to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) October 11. The number of TB deaths is moving steadily downward from 1.8 million (more...)

Pennsylvania Neurosurgeons’ Incredible Achievement

Neurosurgeons from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania have accomplished an incredible breakthrough in medicine: thanks to a brain implant a patient Tim Hemmes, who’d lost his hand in an accident, now can move his prosthesis using only his mind power. The implant connects to a computer (more...)


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