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Know your numbers Men’s Health Initiative 2017 at Enon

March 18, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A participant at the Men’s Health Initiative 2017 at Enon, enjoys the perks of the program to get healthier.  (Photo: Enon Tabernacle/Facebook) High blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels and high body mass index dramatically contribute to the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Ignorance is no longer bliss and so Enon encouraged men…

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Four ways to stretch your health benefits

March 18, 2017

Family Features Employees often enroll in medical insurance plans for protection against unpredictable events, sudden illness or serious health concerns that may result in expensive medical bills. Getting the most from your benefits requires understanding coverages and deductibles, as well as taking advantage of voluntary benefits, like dental, vision and hearing, to stay healthy and…

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Know your numbers Men’s Health Initiative 2017 at Enon

March 18, 2017

High blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels and high body mass index dramatically contribute to the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Ignorance is no longer bliss and so Enon encouraged men to register and attend this year’s Men’s Health Initiative as we focus on a concept called, metabolic syndrome and those factors that contribute to…

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House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

March 10, 2017

By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar associated press WASHINGTON — On Monday, House Republicans released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees planned to begin voting on the…

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Are you at risk for kidney disease?

March 10, 2017

BPT Edward Beans could be described as a man with great purpose who makes the most out of all life has to offer. He is a husband, father, business owner and a basketball coach. And, as of five years ago, he is a dialysis patient. Beans found out he had kidney disease while at a…

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So you have heart failure, now what? Seven tips for management

March 3, 2017

BPT The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart failure every minute, according…

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Chestnut Hill Hospital: MARCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 24, 2017

Dementia – Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask Monday, March 13 12:30  – 1:30 p.m. Chestnut Hill Center on the Hill, 8835 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia Charles Altman, M.D., psychiatrist, director of Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Senior Behavioral Health Program, will discuss what you need to know about the growing rate of dementia….

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Diabetes patients often skip eye exams: Survey

February 17, 2017

BPT The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more than half do not know comprehensive eye…

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Four things you can do today to support your heart health

February 17, 2017

BPT On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart – literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted by…

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Three ways heart disease can sneak up on you

February 11, 2017

BPT As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we’ve seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the first time in 25 years….

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