“There’s something going around.” These are words we hear every change of season, and throughout the winter. Instead of a “24-hour cold,” some people experience something much worse - prolonged, stuffy nose, facial pressure, discolored nasal drainage and sometimes fever and other symptoms. This can interfere with your life – sinus infections cause significant misery, and also loss of time from work.
Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill has again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Kennedy – Cherry Hill’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Kennedy’s two other hospitals – in Stratford and Washington Township, NJ – are also Get with The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award winners.
Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) -- formerly known as “Rebound Headache” -- is a condition where, over time, pain relievers that used to relieve headaches now cause more frequent and/or severe headaches. It is the concept of "too much of a good thing.” Overuse of medications such as narcotics (Percocet™, Vicodan®), barbiturate-combination drugs (Fioricet®, Esgic®), caffeine-containing drugs (Excedrin®, Anacin®), decongestants (Sudafed™), or even triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt) may escalate headaches. The more frequently acute headache medications are used, the less effective they may become. Higher dosages may be required to maintain the same level of pain relief, but often stop working altogether.
Mary came into the office with a very bad urinary tract infection (UTI), and I had to tell her that the bacteria was so resistant that there were no antibiotics available to treat the infection. She asked ‘how could this happen?’ I told her because of the over use of antibiotics for conditions where they are not required, such as the common cold.
Kennedy Health System offers a variety of health education and wellness programs designed for you and your family. Classes are offered year-round in convenient locations in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties.
Registration is necessary for all classes and special events.
Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 12/10/2013 Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.
Short Story Discussion Club - 12/10/2013 Share the enriching experience of reading short stories. New members are always welcome. Pick up copies of the short stories prior to the meeting at the library's front desk.