Health News You Can Use
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Herd Immunity and the Importance of Vaccines for Teens
Improving vaccination rates for teenagers is a public health priority. Many new vaccines have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in adolescents, such as the COVID-19 vaccines. Steven Shapiro, DO, offers insight on the use of vaccinations in teens. Read more
3 Things to Know About Spine Disorders
Spine or spinal cord disorders are commonly caused by trauma to the spine. When left untreated, spine disorders can cause permanent weakness, pain and loss of feeling throughout the body. Victor Hsu, MD, answers questions about spine disorders and how they are treated. Read more
How Bariatric Surgery Can Help Some Women Improve Fertility
There can be many obstacles to getting pregnant—one of them being obesity. Six percent of obese women who have never been pregnant struggle with fertility. Thankfully, there’s a solution: bariatric surgery. Kristin Noonan, MD, bariatric surgeon and director of surgical quality and safety at Jefferson Health – Abington’s Institute for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, discusses how bariatric surgery can help some women improve fertility. Read more
Should You Be Worried About Benign Brain Tumors?
Nearly 700K people in the United States have a primary brain tumor. Of these diagnoses, 70 percent are benign - but benign doesn't necessarily mean harmless. G. Michael Lemole Jr., MD, discusses benign brain tumors and their risks. Read more