Health & Fitness

Vaginal Mesh Complications Lead to Major Legal Settlements

PhillyBite Healthy 6/24 3:14A (Philly
Philadelphia, PA - A surgical mesh called transvaginal mesh is used to treat stress urine incontinence as well as pelvic organ prolapse in women. To give additional support for weak or injured pelvic...

When the weather gets hot, tempers also tend to flare

Philly Voice (Health) 6/20 11:13A Courtenay Harris Bond
Heat makes people vulnerable to intense emotions and irritability, which can make them more likely to engage in impulsive behaviors. Heat waves increase anxiety, irritability and aggression, leading to more violence and crime, research shows. But...

Philly is under a heat health emergency — here's what that means

Philly Voice (Health) 6/20 2:21A Chris Compendio
The City of Philadelphia is under a Heat Health Emergency that began on Thursday at 8 a.m. and will last until Saturday at midnight. Cooling centers are open to the public and the Water Department has suspended utility shutoffs.

To reduce childhood obesity, U.S. task force advises intensive counseling

Philly Voice (Health) 6/18 9:01A Courtenay Harris Bond
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends children and adolescents with obesity receive behavioral interventions, including counseling on goal-setting and problem-solving, and supervised exercise sessions. It did not recommend the use...

6 Tips For A Healthy Dinning Experience

PhillyBite Healthy 6/18 4:50A (Jason
Philadelphia, PA - Ever wonder how you can possibly lose weight when the average dinner out contains over 1,000 calories? Well, don’t fret! Keeping yourself in shape when dining out is simply a matter...

Day-to-day loneliness linked to fatigue and headache symptoms, study finds

Philly Voice (Health) 6/14 8:21A Michael Tanenbaum
Temporary feelings of loneliness are linked to more daily physical health issues, including headaches, fatigue and nausea, according to new research out of Penn State University. Last year, the U.S. Surgeon General warned about the nation's...

Dining Like Benjamin Franklin

PhillyBite Healthy 6/14 3:31A (Michae
Philadelphia, PA - It was a crisp, snowy December morning when the first of a series of events occurred that would change my life forever. It was a call from my doctor about a persistently low Vitamin...

Diamond Shruumz microdose chocolate may cause seizures, FDA warns

Philly Voice (Health) 6/11 11:04A Courtenay Harris Bond
At least 12 people, including one Pennsylvania resident, have fallen ill after eating Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones and gummies, U.S. health officials say. The FDA issued a warning advising people not to consume Diamond Shruumz products...
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