Health in Norristown, PA

Mom knows best, right? Well, not always. Some of the health advice she may have passed on isn’t so accurate. Here are three first-aid-related myths you should ditch and what to do instead.

Dr. Aditi Kalla figured she was imagining the fatigue and shortness of breath -- until her own stethoscope told her she had a heart problem.

For being so tiny, the thyroid sure has a big job. The butterfly-shaped gland at the bottom of the neck makes the thyroid hormone, which affects nearly every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. It controls your heart rate and how fast you burn calories, among many other things. More than 12 percent of Americans will develop a thyroid condition at some point in their lifetime.

Sugar is found in some unexpected places in our diet, so you may be eating more of it than you think you are.

A variety of mental disorders can heighten the risk of suicide in teens. Depression and anxiety can bring the sense of hopelessness and lead to suicidal ideation. Poor coping skills and poor social skills, especially if they stem from Autism or ADHD can be another factor.

A New England Journal of Medicine study looks at death rates for children in the U.S. and compares them to rates from countries around the world.

A new app developed at Einstein allows clinical staff to check the status of a patient’s ventricular assist device, or heart pump, in just a few minutes.

December 21, 2018 - Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli, MD - Cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA (19141). Book an appointment online now with Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli, MD. Read verified patient reviews and ratings, and make an appointment instantly. View insurance accepted, education, awards, and specialties for this Cardiologist.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials must take "aggressive steps" to keep children from using e-cigarettes. Federal law bars the sale of…

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Practicing at Einstein Gastroenterology, Ms. Samantha Lynn serves the communities of East Norriton and Blue Bell, PA. Ms. Lynn is a caring family nurse practitioner, who understands the needs of her patients and treats every person with the compassion, respect, and attention they deserve
Ms. Lynn completed her master’s degree in family nursing at Thomas Jefferson University. She attended Shawnee State University, where she earned her…

Shingles is more common than you may think — and it can be dangerous if left untreated. Here are 4 reasons why shingles is more than just adult chickenpox.

If you haven't already, doctors say now is the time to get your flu shot. That's because it takes about two weeks to become fully effective and the holidays are prime time for exchanging germs.