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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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"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.
You’ve probably seen it: Young children intently thumbing away on smartphones as their parents do something else, like talk over dinner in a restaurant.
What you probably didn’t know is that nearly 75 percent of those kids are using smartphones, tablets and other media devices before they reach the age of 2—and many of them are tapping away before they’ve taken their first steps.
Hilda Kabali, M.D., a third-year pediatrics resident at Einstein Medical Center, observed digital device behavior among children visiting a pediatric practice and also outside the hospital settings. Her findings, presented at the recent Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego, have attracted a lot of attention.
“We were curious to understand what was happening,” she says of the children and their devices. “We wanted to find out what they were doing with them." All of the 370 children included in the study, ages 6 months to age 4, had access to some type of mobile device.
The most surprising aspect of the study, Dr. Kabali says, was the observation that many children began to use mobile devices when they were as young as 6 months old. Some of them were on-screen for as 30 minutes at a time. “They started very young,” she says.
In the market for a new pair of running shoes, tennis shoes, cross trainers or just plain old sneakers?
The right footwear is essential to an active lifestyle and can help to prevent blisters, calluses and foot, ankle or leg injuries.
These tips can keep you a step ahead:
Shop at Specialty Shoe Stores
There are a host of athletic shoes on the market, with special shoes made for walking, aerobics and running, just to name a few.
In each category, there are shoes made for support, control and pronation needs (if your foot rolls inward or outward).
Finding a comfortable shoe that meets your requirements can be tricky, so it’s best to consult an expert at a specialty athletic shoe store.
The shop’s knowledgeable staff can measure your feet, analyze your gait and recommend certain shoes for your needs.