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Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 7 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 21, 2016 2:52:15 PM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Rosemarie Boehm, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week seven of the season, Dr. Boehm weighs in on Bennie Logan's groin strain and how to avoid a reoccurring injury. Plus, she discusses the likelihood of Sam Bradford re-tearing his ACL.  Read More

Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Infographic: 7 Steps to Better Heart Health

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

If you’re at risk for heart disease, we have good news for you. Many people can take steps to greatly reduce their chances of developing it.

Even if you already have cardiovascular issues or have had a heart attack, there’s still a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.

This infographic outlines seven steps that experts recommend you take to help prevent heart disease.

Your doctor can tell you what each one means for you.

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Topics: Fitness

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 6 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 14, 2016 12:47:40 PM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Brett Sweitzer, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week six of the season, Dr. Sweitzer weighs in on how new-to-the-pros quarterbacks can avoid hitting the "rookie wall." Plus, he discusses how players can find the right mix of rest, rehab and continued training to stay in shape. Read More

Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Infographic: Control Autumn Asthma Triggers

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

Autumn is well known for its beauty in the Philadelphia region–it’s the perfect time to take a walk in a park and watch the sunset through foliage with complementary orange and yellow hues. Autumn is also well known, however, as a difficult time for those with allergies and seasonal asthma.

To thrive during the fall, make sure you are aware of the triggers that are likely to cause asthma symptoms. Use this infographic as a quick guide for identifying four common asthma triggers and how to take action against them.

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Topics: Asthma, Allergy

Infographic: ABCs to Prevent Diabetes Complications

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 10, 2016 11:06:10 AM

Prevent long-term diabetes complications by remembering the ABCs of healthy biometeric levels.

A is for the A1c test. This test measures your average blood sugar level over a few months. A higher A1C result means that you have a higher risk of developing complications.  Most people aim for an A1c lower than 7%. Learn more about the A1C test.

B is for blood pressure. High blood pressure is twice as likely to strike a person with diabetes than a person without diabetes. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Monitor blood pressure and aim to stay below 140/90 MMHG. Learn more about diabetes and blood pressure.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diseases & Conditions

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 5 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 7, 2016 12:12:34 PM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Rosemarie Boehm, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week five of the season, the Birds are coming off of their first bye. Dr. Boehm weighs in on the physical advantages of having an early bye week. Plus, she discusses what players could do during their week away to be in optimal shape for their return to the field. 

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Infographic: Get Physical When You Watch TV

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 6, 2016 12:49:51 PM

Fitting exercise into your daily routine has both mental and physical benefits, some of which we covered in our recent article: Sit Less & Live Longer.

The average American watches TV (or Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.) for about five hours a day, according to the latest Nielson study. That’s a lot of time spent sitting, especially since so many of us also spend our days behind a desk. Don’t be a couch potato – tone up when you tune in!

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Topics: Fitness

Infographic: Pregnancy Pounds

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The scale shows you’re gaining weight throughout your pregnancy, and that’s a good thing.

In fact, by the time you’re ready to give birth, you’ve probably gained about 30 pounds. In addition to your baby itself, you’re carrying nutrients, fluids and other necessities that contribute to those pounds.

Learn where the weight goes to keep you and your baby healthy.

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Topics: Maternity

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 3 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Sep 23, 2016 11:27:06 AM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Brett Sweitzer, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week three of the season, Dr. Sweitzer weighs in on the possible consequences of Michael Kendricks's broken nose and kicker Caleb Sturgis's cramping. Plus, he discusses how suspended players, like Lane Johnson, can keep up their fitness level without even practicing with the team. 

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Infographic: 5 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Sep 21, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Sleep is vital to your health and a critical part of life. You need it to recharge your brain and body for another day.

Stress, everyday demands, and even your smartphone are some of the culprits affecting your sleep.

To sleep better and wake up feeling more rested, follow this advice:

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Topics: Fitness

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