Word Wednesday

Join us weekly for Word Wednesday! Word Wednesday (WW) is a weekly educational blog that provides accessible definitions for complex public health and medical terms. WW thoughtfully identify single words, acronyms, and phrases that can sometimes be misunderstood or misused. The goal of WW will be to assist in providing a better understanding of words and phrases regularly used in our community-based work. Words, after all, are a powerful tool and with Word Wednesday we hope to share in the beauty that is words!

Get to know your words: Pre-Cancer

Pre-Cancer Cells are present that have grown abnormally It is important to note that pre-cancer DOES NOT mean you will develop cancer. It means a higher risk of cancer developing at some point. It is a sign that closer monitoring is needed to catch any cancer development early, or even to prevent it from developing…

Get to Know Your Words: Aerobic

Involving free oxygen. Also commonly called “cardio” when referring to exercise due to the increase of oxygen use through the cardiovascular system to meet energy demands

Get to Know Your Words: Major life activity

Major life activity: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, and participating in community activities. Impairment in one or more is the ADA definition for disability.

Get to know your words: Antibody

Antibody A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it

Get to Know Your Words: Antibody

Antibody: A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it

Get to Know Your Words: HAART

HAART  Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy became the standard of HIV care in 1997 because it is a customized cocktail of medications that controls viral load and delays or prevents progression to AIDS.

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.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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