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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

What advanced practice providers can do for you

Amanda K. Seasock, PA-C | 07/29/2014

The next time you go to your family doctor or a clinic, an “advanced practice provider” may take your vital signs, health history, note your symptoms, and diagnose what’s wrong. These medical professionals are filling a critical need in today’s health care system. Read more

Read to your baby—it’s never too early to start

Jennifer Ammons, MD | 07/29/2014

Does your toddler snuggle up on your lap for a bedtime story? You probably answered, “yes.” But you don’t have to wait until your child is 2 or 3 years old to read aloud to him or her. Start reading to your baby as soon as you get home from the hospital! Read more

Eating on the road: How to choose healthy snacks

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 07/19/2014

Vacations often present roadblocks for staying on track with healthy eating and exercising, but often the hardest part is the traveling to and from. Read more

“There’s an app for that”—see where mobile medicine is headed

David Lee Scher, MD, FACC, FHRS | 07/14/2014

Drew Basse owes his life to PulsePoint, a free mobile health app that alerts users to someone who’s in cardiac arrest nearby. Basse was saved by a firefighter who got an alert on his phone that someone needed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A map showed the firefighter where Basse was and he ran to help. Read more

Parents: Put your smart phones away during dinner time

Jennifer Ammons, MD | 07/10/2014

Researchers in the Boston area observed parents’ use of technology while families were eating at fast-food restaurants. More than two-thirds of parents used a mobile phone during the meal; one-third used it throughout the meal. Read more

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