With a growing obesity epidemic in the United States, type 2 diabetes mellitus has become one of the largest health concerns that primary care physicians encounter. An estimated 23 million Americans live with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disorder of metabolism. When we eat, our food is broken down to glucose. The cells of our body utilize this glucose for growth and energy. Insulin, which is made by the pancreas organ, is necessary to carry the glucose into the cells to provide this energy source.
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For 32 years, Dr. Joseph Pongonis has been keeping the families of Holmesburg physically healthy. Now he’s working on the economic health of the neighborhood.
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The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.
Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem will host the second annual Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will get to run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack for a truly meaningful cause.
A Frankford man had a high-tech garden growing inside his home, but he wasn’t going to win any horticultural awards for it, Philadelphia authorities say. Instead, the healthy crop landed him in jail. On Saturday, police raided Daniel Falu’s home on the 5200 block of Large St. and allegedly found dozens of marijuana plants growing inside. The narcotics investigators also seized about 600 grams of cocaine from the house, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities didn’t say what prompted the investigation.
City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation on Thursday to void the mayor’s unilateral powers to appeal contract arbitration outcomes involving the city’s firefighters, paramedics and police.