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    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


    Pet of the Week: September 3, 2014

    Special Sadie needs a home


    Get extra calcium from yogurt

    At any time, hundreds of species of bacteria — both potentially harmful and potentially helpful — inhabit the human digestive tract.


    Get extra calcium from yogurt

    At any time, hundreds of species of bacteria — both potentially harmful and potentially helpful — inhabit the human digestive tract.


    A taste of generosity

    Rita’s Italian Ice recently made its ninth annual check presentation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation toward the fight against childhood cancer. Jeff Moody, CEO of Rita’s Italian Ice, presented Liz and Jay Scott— Alex’s parents — with a $300,000 check toward Rita’s Fund of Hope, an endowment that ensures the travel needs of families whose children are battling cancer are met. Families and childhood cancer survivors attended the event, took a tour of Rita’s Cool University and learned how to make Rita’s Italian Ice.