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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.

Recent Articles

What Healthcare Rights Does a Minor Have?

While the rules and regulations that HIPAA offers adults are relatively cut and dry, the lines become blurry when applying the law to unemancipated minors. Steven A. Shapiro, DO, chair of the Pediatrics Department at Abington - Jefferson Health, provides insight into some common questions regarding HIPAA rights for minors. Read more

What You Should Know About Heart Valve Regurgitation

Heart valve regurgitation, or a leaky heart valve, is the backward flow of blood through the aortic system due to a valve that doesn’t close properly. Konstadinos Plestis, MD, director, Jefferson Aorta Surgery, discusses what you need to know about its symptoms and treatment. Read more

The Fourth Trimester: Changing How We Care for New Mothers

A relatively new medical concept, the fourth trimester refers to the psychological and physical changes new mothers experience after they give birth. Bethany L. Perry, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, focuses a lens on the importance of care during this postpartum period. Read more

Expert Unpacks Effects of Stress and Anxiety on Sleep and Provides Tips for a Restful Night

The news of disturbing events in our society, coupled with the pandemic, and whatever else people might be dealing with in their lives, has many struggling to maintain good sleep patterns. Richard Friedenheim, MD, medical director, Sleep Disorders Center, Abington – Jefferson Heath, explains why many are experiencing sleep complications and provides tips to help improve sleeping patterns during a time of heightened emotions. Read more

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