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Einstein Newborn Intensive Care Nurse Knows What Parents Are Going Through, Makes A Special Gesture.

Posted by Peter Crowell on May 20, 2016 2:04:23 PM

Einstein nurse Melissa Hewlitt understands firsthand what it's like to be the parent of a newborn in intensive care. She came up with a special way to mark the milestones of a progressing baby in the sometimes long journey to leaving the hospital. 

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Infographic: Please Read and Share This Important Info About Colon Cancer

Posted by Peter Crowell on Mar 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM


March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. It's a great time to check in with your doctor about your digestive health. Here are some eye-opening facts that everyone should know about colon cancer:



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Topics: Cancer

Einstein Pros Give Running Advice On NBC10

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 20, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Einstein in the News with Advice for Runners

In this television spot, currently running on NBC10, Einstein orthopedic surgeon Bobby Ndu, MD, and MossRehab physical therapist John Feeley, MSPT give running advice for atheletes competing in this year's Broad Street Run. 

Have a look! 

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Topics: Broad Street Run

Sugar Craving After Gastric-Bypass Surgery? Here’s What to Eat Instead.

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 17, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine, some researchers found.

Sugar is not healthy for anyone, but it’s particularly dangerous if you’ve had bariatric surgery. That’s because foods with too much sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup, can cause dumping syndrome.

If you’ve had weight-loss surgery, you should have no more than 2 ½ teaspoons of sugar per meal. Try to avoid all processed foods, which often have “hidden” sugars added to them.

And the next time you’re craving sugar, try any of these things to combat it:

Choose natural sugars

Craving sweet? Have a piece of fruit, packed with natural sugars. That will satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you up with fiber and nutrients.

Don’t skip meals

Skipping meals leads to hunger, which leads to sharp sugar cravings. Eat regular meals to make sure your blood-sugar levels stay even.

Eat something bitter

The surest way to end a craving for a taste is to eat the opposite. Incorporating bitter-tasting foods into your diet can cause you to crave sugar less. Eat more dark leafy greens, such as arugula, dandelion greens and kale. Snack on crunchy celery and radishes throughout the day. Added bonus: Eating bitter foods can also freshen bad breath!

Give in to sugar cravings – a little

If you absolutely need to have sugar, it’s OK to give in … a little. Think very, very small: 2 chocolate chips or even just 1 or 2 M&Ms. You’ll be shocked by how little sweetness you need to get that sugar fix.

At the end of the day, everybody is different. It’s important for bariatric surgery patients to listen to their bodies and how they respond.

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Topics: Recipes, Nutrition, Bariatrics

Meet an Einstein Doctor: Debra Somers Copit, MD

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 15, 2015 10:28:27 AM

Spotlight on Debra Somers Copit, MD, FA CR, Director of Breast Imaging at Einstein Healthcare Network


A Conversation With Dr. Copit

PERSPECTIVES: Tell us about what you do in your role as Director of Breast Imaging at Einstein Healthcare Network.

DR. COPIT: My role is to ensure that Einstein has a state-of-the-art breast imaging program that takes excellent care of patients, encompasses advanced technology and equipment, and boasts a highly experienced team of technologists and radiologists who specialize in breast imaging.

PERSPECTIVES: When – and why – did you choose to join Einstein?

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Core Training Tips from a Sports Rehab Specialist

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 13, 2015 9:33:16 AM

The Core is the Key

In the last few years, “the core” has become a buzzword in the exercise and fitness community. According to MossRehab’s Sports & Spine Rehabilitation specialist Jeff North, MD, our core is literally our core, or the center of our body and the central portion of our movements.

All of our body’s motions and force production involve a properly functioning core. Our core is not just our abdominals. It includes the thoracic and lumbar spine, abdominal muscles, back muscles, pelvic and hip girdle muscles (especially the gluteals) and the thigh muscles.

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Topics: Broad Street Run, MossRehab

Did You Know 11% of Philadelphians are Affected by Diabetes?

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 10, 2015 2:08:26 PM

Einstein Expert Dispels Myths about Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health estimate that diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages — represent ing 8.3% of the U.S. population. Seven million within this group are undiagnosed. In Philadelphia, the number of people with diabetes rises to nearly 11%.

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Topics: Wellness

Sun Protection Tips from an Einstein Dermatologist

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 8, 2015 12:49:00 PM

Don't Forget the Sun Screen!

After that long cold winter we're all looking forward to fun in the sun. But sun exposure can contribute to progressive skin damage that leads to cancer.

To help keep you protected during your outdoor activities, Einstein Healthcare Network dermatologist Dr. Jonathon Wolfe at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery has provided the following sun screen tips and recommendations:

When to Use Sun Screen

Whether you're running, swimming, walking or sitting, you need to wear sunscreen if you are going to spend a lot of time. Sunscreen protects your skin by absorbing or reflecting the sun's rays. 

How Much Sun Screen to Use

Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside. Apply it even on cloudy days, because as much as 80 percent of the sun's ultraviolet radiation can sneak through the clouds, even on the most overcast days.

Understand What SPF Means

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Topics: Broad Street Run

Podcast: Spiritual Counselor Knows Life with Disability

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 6, 2015 10:24:12 AM

A Search for Meaning

Caroline Cupp knows about living with a disability firsthand from her own experience with cerebral palsy. She engages the struggle to find meaning firsthand in her role as director of spiritual care at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia.

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Topics: MossRehab

What You Need to Know About Women's Health Screenings

Posted by Peter Crowell on Apr 3, 2015 12:03:00 PM


An Einstein Doctor Suggests a Smart Health Approach for Women

Two of the most important keys to good health are prevention and early detection.

We asked Dr. Arnold Cohen, former Chairman and Program Director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network, to share his advice regarding regular health screenings for women.

He spelled out his answer in eight points every woman should know. 

Read on to find out what he told us.

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Topics: Wellness

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Perspectives highlights the expertise and services provided by the physicians, specialists, nurses and other healthcare providers at Einstein Healthcare Network. Through this blog, we share information about new treatments and technologies, top-tier clinical teams and the day-to-day interactions that reinforce our commitment to delivering quality care with compassion. Here, you will also find practical advice for championing your health and wellness.

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