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Angelina Jolie discusses her tough choicesJennifer Simmons, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the preventive surgery Angelina Jolie underwent to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Since finding out she has the BRCA1 gene which puts you at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie has had a preventive double mastectomy and now this surgery. Philly.com - March 25, 2015
2015 40 Under 40 AwardsCongratulations to Dr. Robert Czincila, Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (#12 out of 40) for being selected a 40 Under 40 Award winner by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The awardees are recognized as leaders and role models in their field.Philadelphia Business Journal - March 24, 2015
The Natural NurseHere's an announcement posted on the Nurse Together DAISY Foundation website that Colleen Dikon, BSN, RN, CCRN, a nurse in the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia was selected as a DAISY Award honoree.NurseTogether.com - March 16, 2015
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Sugar is not healthy for anyone, but it’s particularly dangerous if you’ve had bariatric surgery. That’s because foods with too much sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup, can cause dumping syndrome.
If you’ve had weight-loss surgery, you should have no more than 2 ½ teaspoons of sugar per meal. Try to avoid all processed foods, which often have “hidden” sugars added to them.
And the next time you’re craving sugar, try any of these things to combat it:
Choose natural sugars
Craving sweet? Have a piece of fruit, packed with natural sugars. That will satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you up with fiber and nutrients.
Don’t skip meals
Skipping meals leads to hunger, which leads to sharp sugar cravings. Eat regular meals to make sure your blood-sugar levels stay even.
Eat something bitter
The surest way to end a craving for a taste is to eat the opposite. Incorporating bitter-tasting foods into your diet can cause you to crave sugar less. Eat more dark leafy greens, such as arugula, dandelion greens and kale. Snack on crunchy celery and radishes throughout the day. Added bonus: Eating bitter foods can also freshen bad breath!
Give in to sugar cravings – a little
If you absolutely need to have sugar, it’s OK to give in … a little. Think very, very small: 2 chocolate chips or even just 1 or 2 M&Ms. You’ll be shocked by how little sweetness you need to get that sugar fix.
At the end of the day, everybody is different. It’s important for bariatric surgery patients to listen to their bodies and how they respond.
PERSPECTIVES: Tell us about what you do in your role as Director of Breast Imaging at Einstein Healthcare Network.
DR. COPIT: My role is to ensure that Einstein has a state-of-the-art breast imaging program that takes excellent care of patients, encompasses advanced technology and equipment, and boasts a highly experienced team of technologists and radiologists who specialize in breast imaging.
PERSPECTIVES: When – and why – did you choose to join Einstein?
In the last few years, “the core” has become a buzzword in the exercise and fitness community. According to MossRehab’s Sports & Spine Rehabilitation specialist Jeff North, MD, our core is literally our core, or the center of our body and the central portion of our movements.All of our body’s motions and force production involve a properly functioning core. Our core is not just our abdominals. It includes the thoracic and lumbar spine, abdominal muscles, back muscles, pelvic and hip girdle muscles (especially the gluteals) and the thigh muscles.
The National Institutes of Health estimate that diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages — represent ing 8.3% of the U.S. population. Seven million within this group are undiagnosed. In Philadelphia, the number of people with diabetes rises to nearly 11%.
To help keep you protected during your outdoor activities, Einstein Healthcare Network dermatologist Dr. Jonathon Wolfe at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery has provided the following sun screen tips and recommendations:
Whether you're running, swimming, walking or sitting, you need to wear sunscreen if you are going to spend a lot of time. Sunscreen protects your skin by absorbing or reflecting the sun's rays.
Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside. Apply it even on cloudy days, because as much as 80 percent of the sun's ultraviolet radiation can sneak through the clouds, even on the most overcast days.
Caroline Cupp knows about living with a disability firsthand from her own experience with cerebral palsy. She engages the struggle to find meaning firsthand in her role as director of spiritual care at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia.
Here's a delicious recipe for a whole roasted chicken. It's an easy buttermilk marinade that works for any poultry. Try it with chicken or turkey.
Some people rarely miss a day at the gym. Others can’t remember the last time they went. But most everyone needs to switch up their routine once in a while to avoid boredom or a plateau. Here are four small changes you can make now to keep going strong.
If You Usually Work Out Alone …
Sign Up for a Group or Join a Fitness Community
According to theAmerican College of Sports Medicine, group exercise creates accountability through competition and social interaction, so you’ll not only schedule your workout time but also get more out of it. Many gyms offer a range of classes, from dance-inspired cardio to boot camp style, and many instructors demonstrate modifications to increase and decrease the difficulty level.
If You Are Intimidated by the Crowd …
Bring a Friend and Wear a Smile
Are you intimidated by the stern focus of gym buffs around you? If so, bring along a friend. A study in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience about the unconscious visual cues of motivation revealed how exposure to happy faces increases exercise endurance. A friendly face might just motivate you to do that extra set of push-ups.
If You Have Mastered the Machines …
Get Some Tips from a Pro
Has your strength-training regimen become too easy? If so, ask a personal trainer to show you some new equipment and moves, such as ways to increase resistance and activate underused muscle groups. As the American Journal of Sports Medicine reported, the risk of injuries from weight training is high, so do not attempt a new weight-bearing exercise without professional instruction.
If You Are Tired of the Treadmill …
Take It to the Streets
Did you know that exercising in the great outdoors is good for your self-esteem? According to a study published in Environmental Science & Technology, just five minutes a day of physical activity outdoors can improve your mental health and well-being. What’s more, exposure to sunshine and vitamin D will boost your bone health as well as reduce your risk of a number of health problems.