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Medical facilities weigh including mental health records in digital patient filesDr. Julie Massey, Chief Medical Information Officer for Einstein Healthcare Network, was interviewed by WHYY-FM's behavioral health reporter, about what hospitals, including Einstein, are doing to incorporate patients' mental and behavioral health records into their electronic medical record (EMR).Newsworks - May 26, 2015
Einstein docs take national honors againThose brainy docs at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia have done it again. For the fourth consecutive year, they are the nation’s medical Jeopardy! champs. The team of internal medicine residents took top honors at the American College of Physicians’ medical Jeopardy!-style competition, “Doctor’s Dilemma.”Philly.com - May 8, 2015
Look who’s swiping now: 6-month-old babies are using smartphones, study saysMore and more Americans are handing their smartphones to their kids, some as young as 6 months old, according to a new study.The Washington Post - April 27, 2015
Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study FindsUp to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says.Health Day - April 26, 2015
Babies as young as 6 months using mobile mediaMore than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by 1 year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.Eureka Alert - April 25, 2015
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Nida Quirong Jones came to the United States straight out of nursing school in the Philippines in December 1970, not expecting to stay long.
“There were severe nursing shortages in the United States in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and they were recruiting from other countries—England, Germany, Ireland, France, and there were five openings in Philadelphia,” she says.
After checking out the ads in a nursing magazine, Jones wrote letters to health care facilities in three states that were looking for nurses. Einstein was one of them. Einstein offered, and she jumped at it.
Jones wound up choosing Einstein for two reasons. The first reason was practical. Friends from nursing school were already working in Philadelphia, so she wouldn’t be such a stranger in a strange land. The second wasn’t at all practical, and it still makes her laugh.
“I chose Philadelphia because it sounds like ‘Philippines,’” she says. “It sounds strange, but that’s what I did.”
Somewhere out there, there’s a family that named their baby Anthony, because of the thoughtfulness of one man: Einstein security services officer Anthony Lucas.
Tall and solidly built, his blue uniform shirt and slacks always perfectly pressed, a walkie-talkie and a ring of keys affixed to his broad leather belt, Lucas always has a warm smile and words of welcome as he opens the door for employees and visitors at Einstein’s Plaza Olney building. “I feel like everyone who comes through could be my family,” Lucas says, “so I treat them like that.”
A few years ago, when Lucas was assigned to Labor and Delivery, his kind, generous nature yielded an entirely unexpected result with one family in particular. One day, a woman seven months pregnant arrived for an office visit, after having been dropped off by a family member. “I buzzed her in, and we got to talking. She had come on time, but there was some kind of emergency. After a while, she still hadn’t been seen, and it was obvious she was hungry, so I reached down into my pocket and gave her whatever change I had, and she got something to eat.”
"We refer to pelvic prolapse and incontinence as 'the silent epidemic,' because women are embarrassed by it, they don't realize how common it is and, as such, they tend not to talk about it," explains obstetrician/gynecologist Donald J. DeBrakeleer, DO, FACOG. "The fact is, one out of every three women over the age of 45 has some type of urinary incontinence, and one out of two suffers from some type of pelvic prolapse.
With ordinary incontinence, commonly known as bladder leakage, women can experience "urge incontinence"—the overwhelming need to go, even if they just went to the bathroom, and/or being unable to hold it long enough to reach a bathroom. Or, they can experience "stress incontinence"—leaking during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing or other body movements that put pressure on the bladder. Some women experience both.
What is "More than Medicine?"
It is estimated that one in four women will develop uterine fibroids in her lifetime, most commonly during the childbearing years. A uterine fibroid is a smooth, rubbery mass that grows in the muscular tissue that makes up the wall of the uterus.
Many women who have fibroids never have symptoms, although those who do may experience heavy or irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, backaches, bloating, urinary frequency and trouble conceiving.
"It's so important for women who are having irregularities or discomfort with their periods to seek out gynecologic care sooner rather than later," explains obstetrician/gynecologist Dominick M. Giuffrida, Jr., DO, FACOG. "The earlier fibroids are detected, the easier they are to treat. Small fibroids can often be treated hormonally. If that proves ineffective, we can perform a hysteroscopic resection of the fibroad, which basically means we shave down the fibroid.
"If undiagnosed or untreated, fibroids grow larger, and can become a much greater threat," adds Dr. Giuffrida. "They can lead to infertility, or create preterm labor or other problems with pregnancy. Some women are unable to deliver naturally and require a C-section. In some cases, fibroids may lead to a hysterectomy."
In fact, uterine fibroid tumors are responsible for more than 200,000 hysterectomies a year in the United States.
A take-out Chinese food favorite, beef and broccoli is loaded with sodium and dripping in unhealthy sauce. With this beef stir-fry recipe, though, you’ll get all the good taste without unhealthy additives.
About 80 percent of runners experience injury from training errors or from having a previous injury that never fully recovered. Below are a few helpful guidelines from the MossRehab Running Clinic for training for your health, or your next race or marathon.
This Mother's Day, hundreds of doctors, nurses, employees, patients, family members and breast cancer survivors from Einstein Healthcare Network will be out in force on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as Team Einstein supports the 25th Annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure. To say that Team Einstein is present at the Race is a vast understatement. Among the approximately 100,000 people at the event, one can't help but notice Team Einstein's impressive presence. The team has averaged more than 700 members every year for the past four years."In the 25-year history of our Race for the Cure, Team Einstein has had the largest team presence by far," said Elaine I. Grobman, CEO, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. In 2011, Komen Philadelphia Race organizers started the "Ultimate Hospital Showdown" to rally local hospitals in support of the Race. Team Einstein embraced the challenge beyond expectations—and every year has taken the Showdown title for the largest team. Moreover, for three of those years, Team Einstein also came in as the top hospital fundraiser.
After the Broad Street Run, many of the runners clearly began a well-rehearsed plan for post-race recovery. You could see them continuing to walk or jog for a while, swap their sweaty running togs for dry clothes, and chug water. Others, though, seemed to have no plan at all, other than posing for selfies and heading off to the parking lot or the subway station.
Do you have high blood pressure? Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes? Are you overweight?
If your answer to any one of these questions is “yes,” you’re at risk at risk for stroke. There are other risk factors, but high blood pressure in particular is the leading cause of stroke—and unlike risk factors you can’t do anything about such as gender, age or race, you can do something about high blood pressure. In fact, research suggests that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
Stroke happens when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. Blood carries oxygen, and brain cells require oxygen to function properly. Cutting blood flow to any given area of the brain can cause critical functions, such as movement, speech or memory, to be lost.