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Greater clinical surveillance recommended for younger African American women presenting with cardiac events

African American women younger than 50 years old and who were diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) had markedly higher rates of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, acute renal failure and type 2 diabetes than their white female counterparts, noted the authors of … Continue reading

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Vaping/Electronic Cigarettes & Lung Illness

By Joseph Bushra, MD, President LMC Medical Staff Please click on the attached presentation to learn about the current medical knowledge we have on vaping/electronic cigarettes and lung illness. Leah Lande, MD gave this informative presentation at the October LMC Medical … Continue reading

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Monday is the last day to get your mandatory flu vaccination

The Main Line Health 2019-2020 mandatory flu vaccination program is underway for employees, physicians, specified healthcare professionals and volunteers. Since 2010, MLH policy has required all physicians, specified health professionals, employees, contracted clinical personnel and volunteers to be vaccinated against influenza … Continue reading

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2019-2020 MLH Medical Staff Meetings

Attendance at 50% (1) Hospital Staff meeting per Calendar Year is required for Active Staff members by the MLH Medical Staff Bylaws. You may attend any ONE of the following meetings, at the hospital of your choice, whether that hospital … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Weight-Loss Study for Breast Cancer Patients

By Donna Loyle, Communications Specialist, LIMR The BWEL breast cancer clinical trial is for patients who’ve been diagnosed within the past 12 months with stage 2 or 3 breast cancer and are interested in losing weight. Researchers seek to determine … Continue reading

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The theme for this year’s Population Health Day: Health Equity

The second annual Population Health Day took place at Lankenau Medical Center on Friday, October 18. This year’s theme was Health Equity, which refers to the study and causes of the differences in the quality of health and health care … Continue reading

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Guidance for staff diagnosed with flu or flu-like illness

By Mark Ingerman, chief of Infectious Diseases Situation:       Guidance is needed early in the influenza season regarding the reporting and treatment options for staff who develop confirmed influenza or influenza-like illness. Background:  2020 is anticipated to be a busy flu … Continue reading

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2019-2020 MLH Medical Staff Meetings

Attendance at 50% (1) Hospital Staff meeting per Calendar Year is required for Active Staff members by the MLH Medical Staff Bylaws. You may attend any ONE of the following meetings, at the hospital of your choice, whether that hospital … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device study for patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR The APOLLO clinical trial is for patients who’ve been diagnosed with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation and who’ve been told they need mitral valve replacement. This is a multicenter, global, prospective, interventional, pre-market trial with … Continue reading

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Voting open for Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors

Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors issue will be published in May 2020. This annual issue will name 2500+ of the region’s Top Doctors in Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey and northern Delaware. Philadelphia magazine works with a third party – Castle Connolly … Continue reading

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