Health

Preventing and Treating Shingles

Written by Dr. Sonya Foster-Merrow, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center

Understanding the Guidelines for High Blood Pressure

Written by Dr. Anay Pradhan, Brandywine Hospital

High blood pressure (hypertension) is among the most under-diagnosed and under-treated health conditions in our country, affecting one in three adults. It’s a major independent risk factor for coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke and kidney failure, with an estimated…

Mammography: What’s a Woman To Do?

Written by Dr. Richard J. Bleicher, Fox Chase Cancer Center

In the world of medical advances, it’s difficult for patients to keep up. Especially when research in the news gives two different results, and the medical community says it’s not clear what to do. Plus, it doesn’t help to have…

What Is HPV and Why Is It a Problem?

Written by Dr. Tracie M. Safier, Nemours du Pont Pediatrics

HPV, or more specifically, human papilloma virus, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infecting almost 14 million people each year in the United States (about 79 million are currently infected). It’s so common that most people…

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written by Todd Harris, Director of Autism Services, Devereux

Today about 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—that’s a 30% increase over the number identified in 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1 in 88). Early diagnosis…

Health in Your 60s and beyond

Written by Dr. Greg Degnan, ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center

Exercising for healthy aging: it’s never too late to gain real benefits from working out Dr. Greg Degnan, ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center Major health improvements are possible, regardless of your age when you begin to exercise. For a woman…

Health in Your 50s

Written by Dr. Lewis Lo, Suburban OB/GYN

Today’s menopause: not your mothers hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Lewis Lo, Suburban OB/GYN If you’re approaching 50, you may be thinking about major health milestones. Yes, there are many health concerns for women in their 50s—increased risks of heart disease,…