FIGHT News and Announcements

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…

Self-Care Awareness Month

Self-care is often neglected in our daily lives, as we have many things to worry about and our health is often overlooked. We tend to put others needs before our own without focusing on our own physical, emotional, and mental health. Taking care of ourselves is essential, and true self-care measures are not self-centered. This…

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Annually, September 10th is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year, suicide remains one of the top causes of death globally for people of all ages. Suicide is the result of a convergence of genetic, psychological, social, and cultural and other risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. You can make…

Love Bonding and Intimacy: The Healthy Way!

Since 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health has managed World Sexual Health Day which is observed yearly on September 4! This day was created to promote best practices in sexual health. The day was created to break the negative stigma around being sexually active, to educate people on how to stay safe during sex,…

We’re Not There Yet, Women’s Fight For Equal Rights!

Annually Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th, to commemorate the right of women to vote. However today, Women’s Equality day encompasses the ongoing fight for equal opportunities for women in education and employment. On this day, globally, Women’s Equality Day remembers the women who have fought for women’s equality by celebrating the women…

Bring the Topic to the Table: Food Insecurity is Still Pressing!

Food insecurity is an important health and nutrition issue. To be considered food insecure, a person does not have access to affordable and healthy foods. Food insecurity has negative effects on health and development, especially when encountered by a person who already has current health issues. Food insecurity is being recognized more now as a…

National Health Center Week

The Super Powers of America’s Health Centers & Caregivers!

As part of their yearlong mission to educate the importance of health centers, yearly, the second week in August is designated by the National Association of Community Health Centers as National Health Center Week. This year, the weeklong event takes place from August 13-19. Health centers are client-driven and patient-centered establishments that serve as the…

NIAM

No Matter The Size, Immunize!

Each year, National Immunization Awareness Month is observed in August to highlight the importance of vaccinations. It is important that during all stages of life, people know the importance of vaccines in regard to preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases that could occur across one’s lifespan. Each year the National Public Health Information Coalition in collaboration…

World Hepatitis Day

Test. Treat. Hepatitis.

Today, only 1 in 20 people with hepatitis are aware of their diagnosis (insert infographic), with just 1 in 100 of the diagnosed being treated. Tomorrow, July 28th, around the world, Hepatitis will be at the forefront as The World Health Organization and other organizations recognize World Hepatitis Day. With the goal of increasing access…

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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