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Residency Program at Chestnut Hill Hospital Receives $10,000 Giant Foods Grant

The Tower Health Drexel University Family Medicine Residency Program at Chestnut Hill Hospital recently received a $10,000 Giant Foods Grant in support of the program’s food pantry initiative. The residency program started the food pantry at their center city location to provide healthy, non-perishable food options for patients and families in the local community.

Tower Health Participating in Gift of Life Donor Program to Promote Life-Saving Organ Donation

Each day, 17 people in the United States die while waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Tower Health is pleased to join the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and Gift of Life Donor Program and organ procurement organizations throughout the country to inspire hope, advocacy, and passion as part of a statewide campaign to promote organ and tissue donation. Gift of Life encourages individuals to register to become an organ, tissue, and cornea donor.

Chestnut Hill Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

Chestnut Hill Hospital celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring all the board-certified registered nurses on staff. See the nurses being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

    Take Steps to Ease Joint Pain

    When joint pain develops, it can limit the function of the joint and a person’s ability to participate in normal activities of daily living. This pain can limit simple activities such as walking, standing, sitting, and using stairs, which can be due to inflammation arising from any part of a joint – including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons, or muscles.

    Rehabilitation for Art-Related Aches, Pains, or Injuries

    Symptoms may initially affect a few activities, then build to impact your daily routine. This can impact your physical, as well as emotional, well-being. From a clinical point of view, it is an easier and faster recovery when treatments begin early.

    Gut Health

    Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, made an insightful observation when he said that all disease starts in the gut. Although not completely true, he likely meant that if gut health is compromised, the risk of disease and disorder typically rises. Most people refrain from talking about…

    Emergency Department Achieves Outstanding Patient Experience Award

    Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) staff was recognized for providing excellent patient experience. In recent satisfaction surveys, more than 98% of all ED patients responded they would recommend Chestnut Hill Hospital Emergency Department to their family and friends. Congratulations to our entire ER staff who work day and night to provide clinical excellence and compassionate care to our community.

    Diets, Medical Weight Loss, and Surgery

    COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for people who struggle with weight gain. Gym and park closures have upended exercise routines, and the stress of coping with a worldwide pandemic is quite literally weighing on us all. It’s easy to see how you might gain weight during the pandemic -- five, 10, and even 30 pounds, but it’s important to keep your weight from getting too far out of control. Being overweight can have a serious impact on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

    February is Heart Month

    Saum Shamimi-Noori, MD

    February is all about the hearts, but not just the candy kind. February is nationally recognized as American Heart Month - a time the nation turns its attention to keeping families and communities free from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans.

    How to Stay Healthy in 2021

    The beginning of a new year is always a good time to make new healthy commitments. Most resolutions focus on health and wellness. This year, fill your resolution list with easy, good-for-you goals. Try making simple lifestyle tweaks each day, or each week, to get started on a healthier body and mind in 2021.