Health eNews

October 22, 2019
How to Curb Your Child’s
Sugar Intake on Halloween
The average trick-or-treater in America will consume around three cups of sugar (or about 7,000 calories of candy) on Halloween, according to one industry report.

Buried beneath that mountain of sweets is an already pressing concern about the amount of sugar Americans (kids and adults alike) eat on a daily basis, the growing research that suggests that excess added sugar in the diet has strong links to cancer, and the already strong ties to obesity, diabetes, and heart and other cardiovascular diseases.

So, how’s a parent supposed to keep their child from overindulging on Halloween?

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Healthier Ways to Halloween
The few houses that dared to give out apples or small boxes of raisins on Halloween were usually bypassed the next year.

But that’s changing as society becomes more informed about the detriments of poor eating habits.

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Why You Should Embrace the
Cold if You Exercise Outdoors
Exercising outdoors, whether running or hitting a garage gym or engaging in countless other activities in between, can be a liberating experience. No commute to a fitness center, no lines for equipment, and no distractions.

But it can also be a challenge between the first frost and first lasting thaw.

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How a Chronic Wound is Diagnosed and Treated

Nearly seven million Americans suffer from chronic, or non-healing, wounds associated with conditions such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and autoimmune disease.

Treatment of wounds at Crozer-Keystone Health System is a team-oriented, multidisciplinary approach that’s focused on speeding up the healing process, preventing a recurrence, and improving the patient’s quality of life.

A chronic wound is any open wound that does not heal completely within about a month. They can appear anywhere on the body, but they occur most commonly on the feet, according to Sai Bhaskara Srinivas Sajja, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at Crozer-Keystone.

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Upcoming Events

Aston Township Fire Department’s Annual Fire Prevention Open House
Thursday, October 24
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Aston Township Fire Department
2900 W. Dutton Mill Road, Aston, PA 19014
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St. Andrew School Spirit Run/Walk
Saturday, October 26
7:30 AM
St. Andrew School, McGettigan Hall
535 Mason Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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Crozer-Keystone Bariatric Surgery Seminar
Tuesday, October 29
5 PM
Delaware County Memorial Hospital Conference Room A
501 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health’s Annual “Reflections of Recovery” Art Show and Contest
October 30, 9 AM to 4 PM and
October 31, 9 AM to 2 PM
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Clark Lobby
1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013

Crozer-Keystone Free Hernia Screening and Info
Wednesday, October 30
5 to 7 PM
Surgical Suite, Delaware County Memorial Hospital (First Floor Valet Entrance)
2100 Keystone Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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Delaware County Transportation Management Association’s Employment and Career Expo
Thursday, October 31
9 AM to 1 PM
Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
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Global Neurosciences Institute’s Inaugural Neurosciences Conference
November 7-8
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Crozer-Keystone CME Conference: 15th Annual Kimberly Paterson Lang, MD Symposium on Palliative Care
Friday, November 8
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Clark Auditorium
1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013
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