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Get Your Feet Ready for Springtime Workouts

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Mar 1, 2017 12:46:46 PM

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.

Athlete’s Foot: If you notice peeling, cracking and scaly skin between your toes, chances are you have athlete’s foot. Caused by fungi that thrive in heat and moisture, athlete’s foot is best treated with over-the-counter anti-fungal powders or creams, good hygiene and keeping your feet dry.

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Topics: Running

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Liver

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 27, 2017 2:02:41 PM

Success begins with knowing where to start. And with the highest percentage of one-year patient survival and one-year graft survival in Philadelphia for adult liver transplantations—according to data released in January 2017 by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients—Einstein's Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation is the right choice.

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Topics: Liver

How to Find a Healthy Snack? Ideas from an Einstein Dietitian

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM

A chocolate bar or a bag of chips from the vending machine? A quick bologna sandwich on white bread with mayo from the fridge?

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Topics: Nutrition

5 Things Every Woman Should Do To Take Care of Her Heart

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Care

Heart-Healthy and Diabetes-Friendly: Glazed Pork Roast

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 20, 2017 12:22:51 PM

Marinate the pork loin the night before and you can have this satisfying Glazed Pork Roast ready in about an hour. While the roast is in the oven, sauté some spinach for a quick, healthy side dish.


  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 Tbsp teriyaki sauce (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 lb center-cut pork loin
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
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Topics: Recipes

Considering Botox? Here’s How (and When) to Start Doing It Right

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 15, 2017 12:52:02 PM

Once the buzziest of B-words with “real” housewives and celebrities, Botox is now becoming a regular part of beauty routines for women of all ages. In fact, according to a report from the American Academy of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 64 percent of doctors reported an increase in patients ages 30 and under requesting cosmetic or injectable treatments.

“It’s important to start a relationship with a surgeon early,” says Daniel Westawski, M.D., who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Einstein Healthcare Network. “It [Botox] can be a tremendous transformation if you chose to do it in one step and make you look like a totally different person.”

Instead, Westawski advises patients to take “a more European approach” to maintaining youthful skin by scheduling treatments a little at a time. The result, he says, is a more subtle look that cues people to say ‘oh you look great’ versus ‘what have you had done?’

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Topics: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Try this Tasty, Heart-Healthy Tortellini with Vegetables Recipe

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 15, 2017 12:42:56 PM

Here’s a quick dinner for any night of the week—cheese tortellini in a creamy sauce plus your favorite veggies. This tortellini and vegetables recipe will become a favorite.


  • 1 can (14 oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen vegetables, such as peas, carrots and broccoli
  • 1 package (16 oz) frozen cheese tortellini
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Topics: Recipes

Valentine's Day Recipes to Take to Heart

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 13, 2017 11:08:35 AM

Valentine's Day means romance, but romance often translates into large, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. We like chocolate as much as anybody else does, but when you think about it, your gift from the heart goes right to the hips.

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Do You Know the Signs of a Heart Attack?

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 13, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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).

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Topics: Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Care

A Healthy, Hearty Meal for a Cold Wintry Night: Russian Meat Balls with Gravy

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 9, 2017 2:10:45 PM

A delicious hearty meal for a cold night, these Russian Meat Balls with Gravy are light and satisfying at the same time. 


  • 1 1/2 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice, rinsed
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 tsp plus 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste mixed with 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
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Topics: Recipes

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