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Einstein partners with Valley Forge Casino Resort to offer Tay-Sachs screenings SundayTo reach out to those of Irish descent for their Tay-Sachs disease research, the Genetics Division team of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has been moving beyond the typical medical settings and showing up at more and more gatherings where their presence might surprise a few people, such as the Irish Festival at Penn’s Landing and the Gaelic Athletic Association in Limerick.The Times Herald - February 11, 2016
GI physician leader to know: Dr. Mark TankerBecker's GI & Endoscopy recognized Dr. Mark Tanker as a GI Physician Leader to Know. Dr. Tanker is an attending physician at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park and he also serves as co-medical director of Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park.Becker's Healthcare - February 6, 2016
Radio Personality Patty Jackson Shares Stroke Story to Save Other WomenRadio personality Patty Jackson shares her stroke story with 6-ABC's medical reporter Ali Gorman. Jackson is undergoing rehab at MossRehab in Jenkintown.6ABC - February 2, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Einstein Healthcare Network Turns 150Throwback Thursday celebrates the 150th anniversary of Einstein Healthcare Network. Founded in 1866, according to their website, the 22-bed Jewish hospital sought to provide relief to the sick and wounded regardless of creed, color, nationality or ability to pay.H&HN Magazine - January 28, 2016
Special Delivery For Montco Couple During StormA Montgomery County couple had to brave the winter storm over the weekend for the birth of their son.CBS Philly - January 24, 2016
Allergan (AGN) Announces FDA Approval of Additional BOTOX IndicationAllergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in adult patients to decrease the severity of increased muscle stiffness in ankle and toe muscles.StreetInsider.com - January 22, 2016
Einstein Healthcare Celebrates 150th YearEinstein Healthcare Network marked its 150th anniversary with a gala on Jan. 14 at the National Constitution Center in downtown Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Tribune - January 22, 2016
A Genius Way to Celebrate 150 Years of Einstein Healthcare NetworkThe National Constitution Center was even more full of American history than usual last week. In addition to its normal collection of historical facts and figures related to the Constitution, the Independence Mall venue hosted Einstein Healthcare Network’s 150th anniversary on Jan. 14, complete with the organization’s own set of landmarks and luminaries. The Jewish Exponent - January 20, 2015
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Life Rolls On.
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Opens
Valentine’s Day is almost here. It’s a time when—to roughly paraphrase Lord Tennyson—a man’s thoughts lightly turn to thoughts of love.
But for many men, the physical expression of love might be limited by erectile dysfunction, or ED, a condition that inhibits the ability to form an erection.
ED becomes progressively more common as men age.
Sixty-one percent of men between the ages of 40 and 69 report symptoms of erectile dysfunction. In men over 70, the number increases to 77 percent. (American Journal of Men’s Health, July 2012)
You’re off to a great start on your new fitness program. A fitness tracker may be just what you need to stay motivated and track your progress.
Choosing the right fitness tracker can be daunting. Classified as “wearable technology,” fitness trackers can be used as simple devices to track distance walked, run or biked or as technology companions to monitor your sleep and lifestyle patterns, acting as a kind of fitness coach.
Which Type of Tracker Is Best for You?
Fitness apps: If your main activity is walking and you want to track your steps and distance, a simple fitness app with built-in GPS works well.
Mikolaj Mlynarczuk struggled with atrial fibrillation, the most common sustained heart arrhythmia.
The condition was interfering with his work activities and his hobbies—including gardening and pigeon racing—and he looked for answers at Einstein. This is his story in his own words.
“My doctor suggested ablation to treat my racing heart.
The staff at Einstein explains everything each step of the way. They tell you what your options are and what to expect. Everyone was kind and caring and always willing to answer my questions.
Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Many symptoms mimic a heart attack, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chest muscle pain or anxiety. It can be difficult to know when your symptoms are heart-related. Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack can help you decide what to do.
In a study of more than 2,000 heart attack patients, those who recognized heart attack symptoms early and received medical attention within 90 minutes did far better than those who waited for treatment.
No two heart attacks are alike. Heart attacks may cause sudden, intense pain or pressure in the center of the chest. They may also come on more slowly with little or no pain, but cause vague symptoms such as weakness or indigestion. These are the symptoms that people may ignore. Additionally, a woman’s symptoms may differ from a man’s, advises the American Heart Association (AHA).
When every second counts, it’s important to know the signs of a heart attack. If you or someone you are with is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
No one will know this decadent dessert recipe–rich chocolate shortcake filled with a fresh raspberry sauce–has less than 150 calories per serving.
This healthy chocolate recipe is romantic, delicious and low calorie.
Members of the 1-800-EINSTEIN team, from left: Miriam Martinez,Toni Smallwood, Joan Treatner, Marlene Parrish
When patients and prospective Einstein Healthcare Network patients need assistance with scheduling or rescheduling appointments, to learn more about our services, or request a doctor referral, they call 1-800-EINSTEIN. And when they call that number, Toni Smallwood’s voice is often one of the first they hear.
They couldn’t ask for better. “I like helping people,” says Smallwood, the Contact Center manager who heads up a staff of fellow call Contact Center workers whose job it is to quickly and clearly respond to the 3,000-plus queries they receive every month. “I like being able to solve a problem.” Three to four Contact Center workers staff the phones every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Solving problems is what 1-800-EINSTEIN is all about.
Did you know that 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease?
Many women are unaware that heart disease is the greatest threat to their health. Yet, heart disease takes more women’s lives annually than every form of cancer combined.
Women’s symptoms of heart disease can be more subtle than men’s, and their response to them is often delayed. Women may feel tired or easily fatigued, but they often make excuses to themselves about what is happening and dismiss the signs.
There are anatomical distinctions as well. Women tend to develop diffuse plaque that usually builds up evenly in their arteries, which are smaller than a man’s. This is significant because it makes it harder for doctors to see a blockage in a woman’s arteries.
The challenge is compounded because women typically wait longer than men to go to the emergency room when they are having a heart attack, and they are less likely than men to present with chest pain and EKG changes. As a result, physicians may be slower to recognize heart attacks in women.
You walk up a flight of stairs or down the driveway to get the mail, and your legs are screaming with pain as though you’d just climbed Mt. McKinley. After a few minutes rest, however, you’re feeling as good as new.
You blame it on muscle stiffness, just another of the indignities of age, along with the ache in your arms when you raise them to wash your hair and the unremitting cold feeling in your fingers.
What you don’t consider is cardiovascular disease.
As part of Einstein Healthcare Network's 150th Anniversary celebration, from time to time we will share stories of babies who were born at Einstein.
(And we'll share baby pictures, of course!)
Here, Alicia Byrd shares her memory of the birth of son Brahiem, Jr. (Pictured at right.)
"My baby was a three pound, eight ounce preemie.
The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) was the best. They made our family part of the Einstein family.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus is an "extraordinary event" that is "spreading explosively" through the Americas. The WHO has deemed this an international public health emergency as the virus, and its suspected link to birth defects, could potentially result in as many as 4 million infections by the end of this year.
What is Zika? Where did it come from?