It's important to stay informed and educated about your health in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The resources below will help you to learn more about your health, identify Crozer-Keystone services to help you maintain your health and find the right providers to guide your healthcare experience.
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Crozer-Keystone Health System’s hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for high performance this year. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in its 30th year, are designed to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care for both challenging health conditions and common elective procedures.
“For someone who has complex health needs, it’s very easy to get lost in today’s health care system,” said William J. Warning II, M.D., director of the Crozer-Keystone Family Practice Residency Program. “With each referral, you become another degree removed from your primary care physician. Without a clear diagnosis, how are you supposed to know where to turn next?”
Danielle Lockard, R.D., an outpatient dietician at Springfield Hospital, weighs in on how to snack wisely during a demanding hike in the Livestrong.com article, “Best Hiking Snacks That Keep You Energized on the Trail.”
Pelvic organ prolapse is a problem that many women have, but few want to discuss. That’s largely because of the varying, though embarrassing, symptoms that can accompany it: a bulge in the vaginal area, problems with intercourse or using tampons, difficulty exercising or walking, and the inability to empty the bladder completely.
When it comes to treating chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, diet and exercise are a standard topic of discussion for patients and their doctors. Unfortunately, the idea of working out – sometimes for the first time in their lives – can intimidate patients. And some just don’t know where to begin with diet.
Private hospital rooms have long been considered a luxury by patients and health care employees alike. But research now shows that having a private room during a hospitalization is more than a nice perk…it can actually promote healing.
Irritating as it can be, much of the pain and tenderness of a sunburn can usually be relieved with over-the-counter treatments and simple first aid. In extreme cases, however, a visit to a specialist may be warranted.
All babies born at Crozer-Chester Medical Center or Delaware County Memorial Hospital on Union game days will receive a “Philly Born” onesie, a certificate, and three non-expiring tickets to a future Union game.
Radiation treatment for prostate cancer is potentially damaging to surrounding organs and tissue. A gel-like material called SpaceOAR is being used at Crozer-Keystone Health System to temporarily distance the prostate from the rectum. This dramatically improves some significant side effects for men who undergo prostate radiation therapy.
The inpatient acute rehabilitation unit at Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, Pa., is now more capable than ever thanks to its new partner, Kindred Healthcare. Kindred is renowned nationally for expertise in long-term post-acute care.
Making time for your routine checkup is extremely important for your overall health. The regular health exams and tests performed during routine checkups can help identify risk factors and problems before they start.
Learn what causes high blood pressure, who is most at risk and how you can maintain or lower your blood pressure.
The knee is vital for movement and is in constant motion from the moment we arise to the time we go to bed. Because of this, the knee is vulnerable to injury. Sudden twists and turns can strain or tear many of the structures within the knee.
Training for a run is fun, exhilarating—and if you’re a newcomer, potentially daunting. It may be a race, but Crozer-Keystone Health System’s sports medicine specialists recommend, above all, taking it slow.
High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. But there are measures student-athletes can take to prevent injuries, including physical exams, strength conditioning, warming up adequately and proper nutrition.
Between retail clinics, urgent care centers and emergency departments, you have a lot consider for where and how to get immediate treatment.
If you or a family member suffers a burn, there are some immediate steps you can take to ensure proper care is received.
If managing your health were a business, your primary care provider (PCP) might be considered the president and CEO. This is the person who oversees the big picture and keeps a steady eye on the bottom line — keeping you healthy.
Dizzy spells are common and can be caused by dehydration or low blood sugar. However, there are instances in which dizziness occurs as a result of certain diseases.