Health Fact Friday

The Facts on Fat

All natural foods contain some fat. Fat is a source of energy, provides proper functioning of nerves and the brain, and helps to regulate many bodily processes. It’s easy to get confused about good fats vs. bad fats and how much fat we should eat. Food labels with trans-fat and saturated fat have been identified…

World AIDs Day

World AIDS Day

Annually, December 1st is recognized as World AIDS Day. It is a day to globally unite against the fight of HIV/AIDS, show support for those living with it, and celebrate those who lost their lives to it. Through the years, researchers and medical professionals have made scientific advances in the treatment of HIV, laws have…

Health Fact Friday - Feast Mode

Feast Mode

Thanksgiving comes around only once a year, so why not loosen up and pig out? Many of us pack on a few pounds during the holiday season, and some keep the weight permanently. However, there are ways we can enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast and satisfy our taste buds. Make some recipes healthier with less…

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer account for about 27% of all cancer deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Everyone, including non-smokers, runs the risk of contracting lung cancer, yet the risk is significantly higher for…

National Healthy Skin Month

Skin is your body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. November is National Healthy Skin Month, but maintaining healthy skin is vital year-round. As the cold weather nears, it is a great time to start thinking about the health of your skin and ways to protect and maintain it. Changes…

Smile

Say It With a Smile!

As Halloween has passed and the holiday season approaches, we want to remind you to keep up with your oral health. Oral health is important yet often overlooked, as many people fail to see a dentist each year. You can practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Also,…

Flu Shot

Fight the Flu

Flu season is upon us! In the United States, influenza activity increases during the fall and winter seasons. The flu is a highly contagious disease; the virus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks. Easily, someone else can inhale germs or unconsciously pick up germs from an object. Many…

World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs bone density is lost. Bones become weak, and break easily, from falls or in serious cases, sneezing. Under a microscope, healthy bones look like a honeycomb. When osteoporosis occurs, the spaces in the honeycomb are larger than in the healthy bone. There is currently no cure for osteoporosis,…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education, research, and early detection and research. Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in women. Men can get breast cancer as well, however research confirms that less than one percent of men are diagnosed each…

National Coming Out Day

October 11th is recognized as “National Coming Out Day” to promote a safe world for LGBTQ individuals to live truthfully and openly. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the observance, being birthed after the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Annually since 2008, Temple University has hosted National Coming Out…

Coffee

Cool Your Coffee Consumption

Over 80% of Americans drink coffee at least once a day, and many of us need coffee to start our days. Black coffee has positive effects on the body. Coffee improves energy levels, helps burn fat, and can help fight depression. On the other hand, caffeine can be addictive and users can become dependent on…

Sexual Health Awareness Month

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as an important part of our physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Sexual health is not just avoiding STI’s or unplanned pregnancies, it is also the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality. It is. Sexual health requires a positive approach to sexuality and…

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center


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