Health

Male Menopause? The Myths and Important Truths

Written by Drs. James Lenhard and Estelle H. Whitney, Christiana Care Health System

“Low testosterone” is at best a relative set of terms and at worst a misnomer. Scan the cable channels on your TV and you’ll invariably find it—that commercial, talk show segment or infomercial about what’s become a pervasive and trendy…

Female Hearts Are Different

Written by Dr. Jeanine Romanelli, Lankenau Heart Institute

Knowing the Difference Can Save a Life Women are different from men in many ways, and it may be surprising to learn that hearts and heart health are important differences. Still, it’s true. Research has found that women have their…

Keeping the Faith in Vaccines

Written by Dr. Kristen A. Feemster, CHOP

The recent measles outbreak brings this issue back in the spotlight. With our current immunization schedule, kids get 24 injections against 14 different diseases before they’re 2 years old—sometimes involving 5 injections in one visit. At a time when many…

Delivery Decisions

Written by Dr. William Brazerol, Penn Medicine

What to look for when choosing an obstetrician and hospital to deliver your bundle of joy. Deciding to start a family comes as one of the most important decisions in a woman’s life—-quickly followed by a slew of other decisions…

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

Written by Kevin Caputo, M.D.

It could be more than just a case of the winter blues. Many people are affected each year by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that, as the name suggests, is directly related to the seasons. SAD is…

Advances in Managing High-Risk Pregnancy

Written by Drs. Elizabeth Louka & Srijaya Soujanya Nalla, Crozer-Keystone Health Network

Prenatal tests and treatments benefit mother and child. If you’re pregnant or considering a pregnancy, you’ve likely wondered what you can do to help ensure you have a healthy baby. Obstetricians and perinatologists—specialists in high-risk pregnancy—can assess your risks and…

Understanding Breast Cancer Risk and How to Lower It

Written by Dr. Marisa Weiss, BreastCancer.org

All women are at risk for breast cancer, and as you get older, your risk increases. Researchers estimate that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at some time in their lives. This means that the…