FIGHT News and Announcements

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Each year, nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. January has been designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month, and health care providers are encouraging women across the country to get screened. Cervical cancer is highly preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (regular pap smears and HPV tests). It is important…

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Welcome to Word Wednesday

Word Wednesday (WW) is a weekly educational blog that provides accessible definitions for complex public health and medical terms.

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

HESome of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are drink more water, join a gym, and eat better. However, it’s important for us to be specific about these goals, as most of us do not manage them well. What does eating better look like to you? How much water do you want to drink a…

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Isolation and Depression around the Holidays

Depression and isolation is common during the holidays. Grief, loss, divorce, financial problems, and fear of change are some common factors that contribute to depression around the holidays. It is also common in senior citizens and those living alone. Improve your mood by practicing self-care during the holidays, eating a healthy diet, and maintain a…

C a Difference

Hepatitis C  is an infection of the liver and is the most common blood borne viral infection in the United States. It can lead to serious liver problems if left untreated. The CDC recommends you get tested if you have shared or used non-sterile needles with an infected person, have unprotected sex with an infected…

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…

Holiday Donation Drive 2018

Holiday Donation Drive

Philadelphia FIGHT’s Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center is currently holding a winter clothing donation drive to support our patients.

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…


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,…

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 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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