Philadelphia, PA – With so much health information and so many sources, it’s a challenge to sort through it all and decide what is most important. At Chestnut Hill Hospital, our physicians and staff are dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of current health news and recommendations.
“Our patients come in with so much health-related information and advice – some of it conflicting – from television, radio, the internet, and even from well-meaning friends and family,” says Andrew Berta, MD, family practice, Chestnut Hill Family Practice. “We work with each patient to understand their unique health goals and challenges and to develop a plan they can follow in their busy lives.”
Here are the facts for Pennsylvania according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
There are many important things you can do to enhance your health but general consensus centers around these top five points. If you can succeed in making these actions part of your life, you will likely see and feel the benefits quickly.
In recognition of National Heart Month, Dr. Foda will provide a free community lecture on Hypertension at the Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, on Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. Blood pressure checks and heart health risk assessments will be available.
Make an appointment with a physician if you need help creating a healthy action plan for the coming year. To find a physician or learn more about heart healthy choices, call (215) 753-2000.
Chestnut Hill Hospital (CHH) is a community-based, university-affiliated, teaching hospital committed to excellent patient-centered care. CHH provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient, diagnostic and treatment services for our neighbors in northwest Philadelphia and eastern Montgomery County. More than 300 board-certified physicians comprise the medical staff and support medical specialties including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, cardiology, gynecology, oncology, orthopedics, urology, family practice and internal medicine. Our comprehensive services include primary care practices, two women’s centers and an off-site physical therapy center. CHH is affiliated with university-hospitals in Philadelphia for heart, stroke and cancer care, as well as our hospitalist and residency programs. Chestnut Hill has 130-beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
8835 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118