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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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Several risk factors can increase a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer.
The most significant risk factor—found in more than 95 percent of cervical cancer cases—in an infection with certain strains of human papilloma virus (HPV).
Screening for cervical cancer with a pap smear should begin when a woman turns 21, and be repeated every three years until age 30. After age 30, if all Pap smears have been normal, women should have a Pap and HPV test HPV test every five years.
"Most women will be exposed to HPV as young adults," says obstetrician/gynecologist Mary E. Fleming, MD, MPH. "For a lot of women, the body will clear the virus on its own over time. But for those who don't, HPV can cause changes to cervical cells that can lead to cervical cancer."
You wake up Monday morning filled with good intentions for a week of healthy eating.
Then life happens.
With a little foresight and planning, the following tips and strategies can help pave the way for more nourishing and sustainable habits that can help keep the weight off long after surgery. 1. Double up. Making extra servings for leftovers is a huge time-saver.
In this television spot, currently running on NBC10, Einstein orthopedic surgeon Bobby Ndu, MD, and MossRehab physical therapist John Feeley, MSPT give running advice for atheletes competing in this year's Broad Street Run.
Have a look!
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.