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Mental health and African American women

May 11, 2014

By Welansa Asrat, M.D.  Too often, by the time African American women seek mental health treatment, the illness has progressed to a much more severe stage than is seen in other demographic groups. Resilience is a strength that develops through the experience of overcoming adversity, but there is a limit to what any of us…

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Philadelphia City Council kicks off Philly Play Summer Challenge 2014 Council stands united to fight childhood obesity

May 4, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Members of City Council pose with staffers of the Philly Play Summer Challenge displaying their proclamations.  (Photo courtesy City of Phila.)   Philadelphia City Council kicked off the next phase of the popular Philly Play initiative by recognizing May as National Physical Fitness Month during the Thursday of Council meeting on Thursday. Philly…

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How Medicare covers your eyes

April 28, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What does Medicare cover when it comes to eye care? I currently have good vision insurance through my employer but will lose it when I retire. Looking Ahead Dear Looking, Many retirees are unclear with what Medicare does and doesn’t cover when it comes to eye care. The good news is that…

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Diagnosed with kidney disease? Diet can help delay, prevent kidney failure

April 21, 2014

BPT Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay or even prevent the most serious consequence of kidney disease: kidney failure. Yet because the disease is often without…

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Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

April 12, 2014

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa.  — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely. But Lower Merion Township police officer Matthew Freind used his mental health training to…

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Missed the health care deadline? It’s not too late

April 7, 2014

By Connie Cass associated press WASHINGTON — It’s not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law’s big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance this year. And people who get coverage after the deadline can…

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83 Temple physicians named ‘Best Doctors in America’

March 30, 2014

Temple Health is once again well represented in the latest Best Doctors in America® List.  Eighty-three (83) Temple physicians have been named to the “Best Doctors” list for 2014, which includes physicians that practice at Temple University Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus, Jeanes Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Only five percent of doctors in…

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Achieving personal harmony and balance during Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 21, 2014

BPT What if after surviving your first cancer diagnosis at the age of 51, you were re-diagnosed just 18 months later? Metastatic colorectal cancer patient Dave Johnson experienced that first-hand, and was initially reluctant and scared to tell his family, friends and co-workers. However, he soon learned two important lessons – that he had more…

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Health care enrollments hit 5 million mark

March 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Barack Obama  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)   Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the new health care law. That still leaves about 1 million to go over the next two weeks for the White House to meet its…

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Oh no! Summer is coming!! Series on Exercise

March 16, 2014

By Stephanie Montague By the title you may be thinking, “What is she talking about?! I can’t wait for the summer!” I hear you. I love the summer too. And it knows it’s been a long winter. We’ve had something like 15 storms in Philadelphia alone…and we may get another one or two before it’s…

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