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Einstein's Volunteer Program Contagious with GenerosityWith a collective 36,200 hours of caring service completed at Einstein Healthcare Network in the last year, these volunteers deserved a little recognition. Jewish Exponent - April 27, 2016
Einstein study shows how most-hospitalized patients often face threat of hungerEinstein surveyed 40 patients who had been hospitalized at least three times in the past year. The majority of them were dealing with six or more chronic conditions at the same time, like diabetes or kidney disease, and the average age was 60 years. Philly Voice - April 20, 2016
Einstein Medical Center First in Philadelphia to Offer New Technology for Breast Cancer PatientsEinstein Medical Center Philadelphia is the first hospital in Philadelphia to offer brand new technology to help breast surgeons achieve clear margins during lumpectomy.Philadelphia Medicine - Spring 2016
Einstein Healthcare Network Celebrates 150 years of Compassionate CareEinstein Healthcare Network marks its 150th anniversary in 2016 with a year of events, including an anniversary bash with a performance by legendary singer Diana Ross and hosted by award-winning stage and screen actor Jason Alexander.Philadelphia Medicine - Spring 2016
Innovative Tool Enhances Breast Cancer CareSurgeons at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia are using a new device to detect cancer cells during lumpectomies, reducing the risk of repeat operations by up to 50 percent.America's Essential Hospitals - March 30, 2016
Einstein Event Focuses on Gray MattersThe brain is the crown jewel of the human body, controlling our intelligence, senses, body movements and behaviors.Jewish Exponent - March 16, 2016
Einstein event delves into the inner workings of the brainWhat makes the brain tick? That was the question on the minds of more than 200 people gathered last Thursday at Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute for "Brain Waves," part of Einstein Healthcare Network's year-long 150th anniversary celebration.Philly Voice - March 15, 2016
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Nearly 40,000 chilled, rain-soaked athletes hit the pavement for the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, a 10-mile test of endurance sponsored in part by Einstein Orthopedics and MossRehab. It’s the largest 10-mile road race in the nation.
Einstein Healthcare Network recognizes 39 physicians selected as Top Doctors in the May 2016 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
Recognized by their peers for their clinical excellence, the Einstein doctors represent a wide range of clinical areas including orthopedics, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, clinical genetics, surgery, endocrinology, and others.
The group affirms the reputation of Einstein doctors as providers of high quality care and continues a long tradition of the network’s doctors earning this distinction.
“It’s terrific that so many of our doctors across numerous disciplines are acknowledged by their peers for the high standard of care they provide to patients. Even better news is that our number of Top Docs has been increasing each year,” says Barry R. Freedman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Einstein Healthcare Network.
In medical terms, it's called digital breast tomosynthesis, but it is better known as 3D mammography—and this sophisticated diagnostic tool represents a remarkable development in the early detection of invasive breast cancers. Einstein uses this breast imaging technology at no additional cost to patients, and it was one of the first medical centers in the entire country to do so routinely, starting in 2011.One additional benefit 3D mammography lies in its lower rates of false positive results. That reduces the need for unnecessary follow-up testing. All told, 3D mammography offers vast benefits compared to the previous 2D screening.But how does 3D mammography work? Precisely how is it different from 2D? How much more sensitive is this advanced diagnostic and screening tool?The following interactive infographic explains it all.
Little league elbow is an overuse injury most frequently found in baseball players and other young athletes who participate in throwing sports. It typically affects athletes between the ages of 9 and 14 who are still growing.
Little league elbow refers to elbow pain associated with repetitive throwing. It can be caused by many issues ranging from strains to tendonitis to ligament damage to bone injury.
The most common symptom is pain on the inside of the elbow.
Other symptoms include a limited range of motion and locking of the elbow joint.
If a child experiences any of these symptoms, he or she should stop throwing to rest the joint.
The best way to prevent little league elbow during in-season play is to limit the number of pitches young athletes throw each week during practice and competitive play.
In addition, young pitchers should play only three to four innings each game.
Ready for beach weather? Here’s a quick ab circuit to do once a week, or at most every three days.
This nine-minute workout is a lot more fun than crunches, and it will tone and strengthen you to the core. Be creative and let yourself go wild!
Perform the following exercises as quickly as you can while maintaining proper form:
Are sore feet taking the spring out of your exercise routine? Corns, calluses and ingrown toenails putting a damper on those dogs? Chronic foot problems are not normal. They can hamper your springtime activities and, if left untreated, cause more severe joint and back problems.
Here are some common foot problems and remedies from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society to keep your feet happy this spring.
Nina Ghobadi, DDS,FAGD, supervising a procedure
Nina Ghobadi DDS, FAGD, is the program director for the General Dental Practice Residency at Einstein. Her clinical interests include hospital dentistry, comprehensive restorative dentistry, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Philadelphia Magazine recognized her as a 2016 Top Dentist.
Perspectives: How did you become interested in dentistry?
Dr. Ghobadi: I was born in Iran and some of the children in that country didn’t have access to dental care as readily as some of the more fortunate children in this country. I was fortunate to be able to go to the dentist, and I really enjoyed watching him do the work that he did. After my visit, he would allow me to stay and watch him around the office for the next half hour for so. I never gave it a second thought.
Food might not qualify as medicine, but an inadequate amount of it could be a factor in repeated hospitalizations, according to a study by an Einstein Healthcare Network researcher.
The report, cited in several publications, found that many patients who are frequently hospitalized have “food insecurity”—often worried about having enough food and, at times, forced to go without eating or to reduce portions because they can’t afford to buy more.
“Without access to sufficient and healthful food, patients simply cannot care for their own health, cannot comply with diet regimens, cannot promote healing,” said Etienne Phipps, PhD, lead author on the study recently published in Population Health Management, a peer-reviewed journal about health care management and quality.
Editor-in-chief David Nash, MD, said the research would provide “important insights for healthcare providers who are working to help vulnerable populations avoid hospitalizations.”
Marjorie Stanek, MD, joined the Einstein Cardiology Department in 1977, becoming the first full-time female cardiologist on the hospital’s staff. She has remained here for 39 years, watching the Cardiology Department grow from a unit of just six full-time doctors to close to 50 today.
After graduating from The Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP), Dr. Stanek served her first two years of residency at The Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., and her last year at Hahnemann University Hospital and completed a cardiology fellowship at MCP.
Dr. Stanek, who is director of Einstein’s Cardiac Stress Laboratory and an assistant professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College, recently sat down to reminisce about her early years at the hospital and how the practice of cardiology has advanced.
Let’s go back 39 years. Can you talk about how you wound up working at Einstein?
Dr. Stanek: I was a fellow at The Medical College of Pennsylvania. The head of my department, Dr. William S. Frankl, knew Dr. Harry Goldberg, the head of Einstein’s Cardiology Department. He called Dr. Goldberg. I came and interviewed, and they gave me the job. It was simple. I’ve been here ever since. [Dr. Goldberg was chief of cardiology at Einstein for 25 years and director emeritus for another 17 years.]
Looking to add lots of color to your vegetable garden and kick up your meals with a burst of flavor this spring? These five hearty veggies are easy to grow and will add punch to salads, soups and main meals.
Asparagus: One of the few perennial vegetables you can plant, asparagus will grow back in your garden year after year for 15, 20, even 30 years. One cup of asparagus is low in calories, high in fiber and packs three grams of protein and nearly 20 percent of the recommended daily amount of iron. Try adding asparagus to your favorite stir-fry for extra texture or roast it alongside chicken or fish for a delicious one-pan dinner.