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At Abington – Jefferson Health, knowledge is power. We want to equip you with the latest health news to keep you informed and ready to make the best decisions for your health. Check out News You Can Use – articles from Abington professionals.

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Recipe for Disaster

Energy drinks mixed with alcohol are a favorite choice for many people during a night out dancing or at a concert.

"Mixing alcohol and caffeine creates the 'wide-awake drunk' effect that many people look for during a night out," said Kevin Zakrzewski, MD, a primary care physician with Abington - Jefferson Health. "Unfortunately, it can be dangerous and bad for your health, especially if it's something you do frequently." - Read More

How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Kids?

If you've ever witnessed a toddler pick up an iPad and figure out how it works almost instantaneously, you've met a "digital native." Digital natives are children who were born after the explosion of new technology. They will grow up never knowing a world without the internet, computers and mobile devices. The problem becomes deciding how much time each day they should be dedicating to screen time. - Read More

Myth Buster: Palliative Care is Not Hospice Care

The terms hospice care and palliative care are used interchangeably in many conversations about terminally ill patients and end-of-life decisions. However, while they both involve treating and managing illnesses that will ultimately limit the patient's life, there are important core differences. - Read More

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