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The diet wars: Low carb vs. low fat

Joseluis Ibarra | 09/15/2014

For losing weight and to improve your heart health, a new study concludes that limiting your carbohydrates works better than limiting your fat intake. Read more

Testing for colorectal cancer without the colonoscopy

Ketan Kulkarni, MD | 09/08/2014

A new noninvasive test to detect colon and rectal cancer is offering hope that more people will be willing to be screened, driving down the rates of these cancers. Cologuard is the first stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more

Tips to help your child with asthma go back to school safely

Jennifer Ammons, MD | 09/05/2014

Back-to-school time has arrived again—and if your child has asthma, he or she needs more than just a new backpack and school supplies. Read more

Is losing weight a way to help with a common heart rhythm disorder?

Jill Repoley | 08/25/2014

If you've been living with atrial fibrillation (AF), you’re probably taking medications to control either your heart rate or rhythm and prevent blood clots. A new study seems to imply that losing weight can help too. Read more Read more

Reducing your cancer risk: What you eat makes a difference

Janelle Glick, RD | 08/25/2014

Did you know that making some simple diet and lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your risk of developing cancer? Just remember these A-B-Cs. Read more

Should you take an aspirin a day? Study shows it can reduce risk of certain cancers

Randall Oyer, MD | 08/22/2014

Taking an aspirin a day is in the news once again, this time in connection with cancer prevention. Read more

Mammograms—ignore the controversy and talk to your doctor

Nitin Tanna, MD | 08/20/2014

Hardly a month goes by when we don’t hear of another study that adds to the already contentious debate over mammography to detect breast cancer. This year alone, we’ve seen two studies that support screening of younger women and one study that says it has no value in that age group. Read more

Who still makes house calls? We do for older adults

Christi Ann Stewart, MD | 08/12/2014

Getting to a doctor’s appointment can be challenging if you’re an older adult with chronic health conditions or just came home from the hospital. That’s where the Geriatrics at Home program can help. Read more

Fatty thighs? Let a cooling process help rid you of that stubborn fat

David Warsaw, DO, MBA | 08/11/2014

Kickboxing, running, Pilates. If you’ve tried everything to get rid of the stubborn fat on your outer thighs, there’s another way to get results—CoolSculpting®. Read more

Pennsylvania tops in Lyme disease cases: How you can avoid it

Felicitas E Bowie, BS Psych, MSN, CRNP | 08/04/2014

Chills, fever, fatigue, muscle and joint aches. Do you have the flu? At this time of year, think Lyme disease. Read more

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