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Number Of Syphilis Cases Increasing In Pennsylvania

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a health alert about a rise in syphilis cases.

The number of cases is up in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties along with several others in the Commonwealth. 142 more words

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Local Hospice Remodels Room To Give Comfort To Children Who Are Visiting Family Members

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local hospice has unveiled a space that is just for children visiting family members.

It’s not unusual to see children at a hospice visiting family members, according to Michelle Brooks Associate Director of Psychosocial Services for Penn Homecare and Hospice,¬†and that’s why Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse has remodeled a room for kids, complete with murals and stained glass. 69 more words

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Study: Little Can Mean A Lot For Elderly When Preventing Falls

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We know that falls can be debilitating for seniors, but now a local study shows that just a few weeks of work can go a long way to improve balance. 141 more words

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Local Cardiologist Turns His Own Health Issues Into Textbook To Teach Others

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local physician has turned his medical issues into a book to teach others.

When Dr. Nicholas DePace, a cardiologist at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, was diagnosed with a medical issue causing caused him to faint, he did research and there were papers but no textbooks on the subject. 79 more words

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Allergy Season Is Here, And It Could Be Worse Than Usual

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s April, and that means allergy season has arrived….which is certainly nothing to joke about.

It’s been a cold winter and that’s leading right into an explosive allergy season, according to Dr. 159 more words

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Study Finds Easy Test For Concussions Can Help Non-medical Volunteers Keep Athletes Safe

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A study shows that a quick sideline test for concussions can help parents and volunteers keep kids safe.

Researchers found that a simple vision test could quickly diagnose concussion-related problems. 112 more words

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Longwood Gardens Recognized For Meadow Garden Expansion

By Lynne Adkins

KENNET SQUARE, Pa. (CBS) – Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square has received an award for the expansion of its beautiful Meadow Garden. 87 more words

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