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The Stroke team at Penn Medicine is now performing endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after acute ischemic stroke in patients for whom imaging suggests a therapeutic benefit from intervention. The extension of the window of intervention to 24 hours in select patients with acute stroke is a departure from standard practice, which limits treatment to six hours from symptom onset.

Bicycling is great exercise, but here's how to make sure you stay safe when you ride.

The older you get, the more likely you are to develop osteoporosis—a condition in which your bones become weak and easier to break. Calcium and vitamin D play key roles in helping keep your bones strong.

An estimated 3.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with hepatitis C, a virus that affects the liver. It can be deadly when left untreated. In fact, a new report finds that hepatitis C is now the leading cause of death from infectious disease.

No one needs an excuse to eat a chocolate chip cookie, but on May 15, you have the perfect reason—it's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Breaking old habits can be hard. But when your health is at stake, it’s never too late to make changes for the better. Some lifestyle changes might be easy for you. Others might be tough.

Progress continues at Penn Medicine's New Patient Pavilion
Placement of the topping slabs in the parking garage is ongoing, with preparations being made to begin pouring the upper level slabs at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems’ (Penn Medicine) New Patient Pavilion. The Pavilion will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms in a 1.5 million square foot, 16-story facility on the former site of Penn Tower.
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Thomas Watanabe, MD, clinical director at the Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab, also appeared in observance of Stroke Awareness Month.

As winter turns to spring, we begin to think more about outside activities. If you are suffering from allergies, check out these frequently asked ques

Five Montgomery County volunteer fire companies have banded together in a unique joint effort to recruit new members.

Overlooking common health related issues, such as chest pain, loss of vision, or appetite, may lead to further complications down the road. Check out

The HealthChoices consumer advisory committee meeting is sponsored by the PA Department of Human Services and led by the Pennsylvania Enrollment Assistance Program (EAP). The meeting goal is to involve and educate Medical Assistance Consumers and the Community about program services. In order to meet this goal, it is important that members attend these meetings.
Meetings are held by region in April, July and October.

Parkinson disease symptoms vary from person to person. Some people may have many severe symptoms, while others have only a few mild ones. Symptoms change over time—different symptoms may occur at different stages, and symptoms may get worse as the disease progresses.

New moms have a lot to handle and sometimes caring completely for another person can wear you down. While spending time with the new family addition i