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    MaST gets big donation

    In September, MaST Community Charter School, 1800 E. Byberry Road, accepted a $3,000 donation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia Section to fund a new 3D plastic printer for the school’s new Makerspace. Makerspace is an innovative space with state-of-the-art equipment designed to cultivate creative thinking and unconventional learning among MaST students. Students can study 3D design, robotics, science, technology and healthcare in the facility. 

    MaST gets big donation

    In September, MaST Community Charter School, 1800 E. Byberry Road, accepted a $3,000 donation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia Section to fund a new 3D plastic printer for the school’s new Makerspace. Makerspace is an innovative space with state-of-the-art equipment designed to cultivate creative thinking and unconventional learning among MaST students. Students can study 3D design, robotics, science, technology and healthcare in the facility. 

    Seeing the value of eye health

    Nutrition is a key component of eye health.

    Story of a Survivor

    Carla Donato is raising awareness about ovarian cancer.

    In early September, Carla Donato was on an unusual mission in Lower Moreland Township. She was tying teal blue ribbons on lamp posts, trees and even on traffic lights.

    Seeing the value of eye health

    Nutrition is a key component of eye health.

    Chewing the fat about high cholesterol

    When most people go to see their primary care physician, they will inevitably have a discussion on their cholesterol or lipid panel. This is a set of laboratory studies that includes cholesterol subtypes minimally including LDL, HDL and triglyceride cholesterol. Some doctors may choose to order more specialized testing that can include dozens of other cholesterol particle measurements. The overall goal of this type of testing is to help determine an individual’s overall risk for cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.

    Chewing the fat about high cholesterol

    When most people go to see their primary care physician, they will inevitably have a discussion on their cholesterol or lipid panel. This is a set of laboratory studies that includes cholesterol subtypes minimally including LDL, HDL and triglyceride cholesterol. Some doctors may choose to order more specialized testing that can include dozens of other cholesterol particle measurements. The overall goal of this type of testing is to help determine an individual’s overall risk for cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.

    Story of a Survivor

    Carla Donato is raising awareness about ovarian cancer.

    In early September, Carla Donato was on an unusual mission in Lower Moreland Township. She was tying teal blue ribbons on lamp posts, trees and even on traffic lights.

    Letters to the Editor: September 24, 2014

    Caring for the elderly and developmentally disabled

    Letters to the Editor: September 24, 2014

    Caring for the elderly and developmentally disabled

    Medical advantages of vaccinating your child

    Achieving the full advantages of immunizations begins with patient education. It is critical to understand thoroughly the statistics, necessity and importance of timeliness to complete each immunization series. All childhood vaccines are given in two or more doses. Vaccines stimulate a child’s immune system, thus producing antibodies against potentially fatal infections. Vaccines do not treat diseases. The benefit of routine vaccination prevents them. More information can be found by visiting the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov

    Medical advantages of vaccinating your child

    Achieving the full advantages of immunizations begins with patient education. It is critical to understand thoroughly the statistics, necessity and importance of timeliness to complete each immunization series. All childhood vaccines are given in two or more doses. Vaccines stimulate a child’s immune system, thus producing antibodies against potentially fatal infections. Vaccines do not treat diseases. The benefit of routine vaccination prevents them. More information can be found by visiting the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov

    Expanding health

    Ribbon cutting: Holmesburg residents celebrated the grand opening of a new, comprehensive medical campus on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and health fair at The Center for Medical Excellence on the 8000 block of Frankford Ave. The former Holmesburg Family Practice, led by Dr. Joseph Pongonis, has expanded into a full-service medical center with EPIC Physicians primary and urgent care, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Multispecialty Suite, Progress Physical Therapy, Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Patelka Dental and Holmesburg Pharmacy. Doctors and staff treated visitors to breakfast, refreshments, prize giveaways, child face painting and other entertainment, in addition to medical information. 

    Expanding health

    Ribbon cutting: Holmesburg residents celebrated the grand opening of a new, comprehensive medical campus on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and health fair at The Center for Medical Excellence on the 8000 block of Frankford Ave. The former Holmesburg Family Practice, led by Dr. Joseph Pongonis, has expanded into a full-service medical center with EPIC Physicians primary and urgent care, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Multispecialty Suite, Progress Physical Therapy, Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Patelka Dental and Holmesburg Pharmacy. Doctors and staff treated visitors to breakfast, refreshments, prize giveaways, child face painting and other entertainment, in addition to medical information. 

    Pet of the Week: September 3, 2014

    Special Sadie needs a home

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