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An Ironman Athlete Gets a Second Chance at Life After Bike Accident
An Ironman athlete was sure he could face anything until one fateful summer day when he crashed his bike into a downed tree and couldn't feel anything beneath his neck.
How HIV Screenings Work and Why They’re Important
An estimated 15%–or one in seven–HIV-positive people are completely unaware of their status despite that care and support are more available than ever.
What Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV?
Efforts to increase awareness of the HIV prophylaxis and use among at-risk populations are working, but it remains underutilized, according to the CDC.
Your Guide to a Healthier Thanksgiving
A health guide to Thanksgiving does not have to be synonymous with tips to reduce your calorie intake at the main meal. Here are ways to support a mind body connection, from recognizing hunger cues to mindful meditation.
Why MANNA Matters as Part of My Healthcare
South Philly resident Peter Clayton is 80 years old, diabetic, on oxygen 24/7 and sometimes can't even walk five feet before needing a break. Here, he shares the comfort in receiving meals from MANNA for himself and his wife.
Your Complete Guide to Men’s Health Screenings
Men are much more resistant to doctor's visits and are more concerned with responsive than preventative health. One doctor stresses: It's time they become their own health advocates.
The Brain Behind the
Strongline Staff Safety Badge System
“We needed a product that did not exist,” says safety executive Joseph Byham of a new system to enhance the security of patient-facing staff. His solution? Create it.
How to Start a Heart-Friendly Fall Fitness Routine
A cardiac rehabilitation specialist offers the tips she gives her heart patients to start a fall fitness routine.
Five Blood Donation Myths Debunked
There are many misconceptions around donating blood, but it remains a constant need in the business of saving lives.
How to Make a Smooth Daylight Saving Transition
While for some "falling back" one hour means extra time in bed, others struggle to adjust their internal clock to the new daylight pattern. Read on for tips to ensure a satisfying snooze!
What Foods to Eat & Avoid During Breast Cancer Treatment
When you’re battling a disease like breast cancer, a nutritious diet can be one of your strongest allies in the fight.