Support for weight loss at Chestnut Hill Hospital

Advice, Community | June 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine Brzozowski Losing weight is hard. Doing it alone? That’s even harder. Finding support for your weight-loss efforts can mean the difference between success and failure. According to research, having friends or family members who are supportive of your healthy eating habits and exercise goals is important for long-term weight loss success. Support can […]

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Understanding thyroid problems

Advice, Community, Events | April 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The thyroid is a small but powerful butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body through the hormones it produces. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland affect your breathing, heart rate, digestion and body temperature. Nearly one in 20 Americans ages […]

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Breaking down weight loss barriers

Advice, Community, Events | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine M. Brzozowski Weight loss isn’t just about looking good – it’s about being your healthiest. Obesity is a common and very serious condition that is rapidly rising in the United States. Weight management is a complicated epidemic because it can contribute to many other serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type […]

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Stand up to aching feet

Advice | March 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine Brzozowski Proper foot care is not something most of us think about until related problems literally stop us in our tracks. Yet foot and ankle problems are among the most common health ailments that most people will likely experience during their lifetime. Some foot problems are inherited, while others stem from regular wear […]

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Ask a Rehabber: What to do when finding young wildlife

Advice | February 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rebecca Michelin, Director, Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic “I’ve found a baby (fill in the blank). What do I do?” This is one of the most challenging and most frequent questions we receive at the Wildlife Clinic. During “baby season” (typically March through July), we get hundreds of phone calls about injured and orphaned baby birds […]

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Prefeast Manifesto – Preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Uncategorized | November 24th, 2010 | Leave a comment

By Sean Kearney Every holiday has its own form of preparation: get green clothes for St. Patrick’s Day, get your presents together for Christmas, try to figure out what Flag Day is about.  Thanksgiving’s coming up and there’s plenty to prep for.  Thanksgiving requires an iron constitution (stomach) and expert planning.  Here are a few […]

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