Thyroid Awareness Month 
By: Anne Kyle, RN

The thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland that sits at the base of your throat. Don't be fooled by its diminutive size. The thyroid is actually the general that directs the function of many parts of your body, as well as your major organs. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which it makes all on its own from the iodine consumed in your diet. Directions on when and how much hormone to release comes from the commander in chief: the pituitary gland. Making sure that your thyroid is able to produce the hormone and distribute it to your cells properly is more important than most people think.

Read more about Thyroid Awareness Month here.
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Anna Kyle, RN

Anne Kyle is a Registered Nurse certified in Pennsylvania and New York with direct experience in women's healthcare. Anne completed her undergrad in City Planning at New York University and later went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Empire State College. Anne will be responsible for triaging patients, refilling routine medications, relaying patient lab results and assisting with physician to patient communication. Most importantly, Anne will be the main point of contact for our OB patients. 

A New Year - Bettering Your Lifestyle in 2019

By: Sharon Kotch, Psy.D. 

Happy 2019! As we run, walk, or maybe even crawl into the New Year, we often begin with a desire, if not a definitive plan to make lifestyle improvements. Once and for all, we're going to tackle that cluttered home, lose those extra pounds, or find the career where we'll truly find fulfillment. Despite our good intentions, we may quickly find ourselves overwhelmed and frustrated as we set lofty and often unrealistic goals. Without a thorough assessment of our needs, wants, and resources, we can often fail to achieve our intended lifestyle improvements. The New Year offers an excellent opportunity for a fresh start and a reexamination of our goals and choices. As we begin 2019, I encourage you to look at your life with a critical eye and decide what you need to, want to, and are willing to try to work to improve. Here are 19 suggestions for 2019 that can help. Through these, you can improve your chances of lifestyle balance, goal achievement and of living the life you want and deserve.

Read the 19 suggestions for a better lifestyle in 2019 here

As a healthcare facility, we would like to encourage our employees and patients to exercise more while also promoting health related charities. Our next health walk(s) we will be attending:

2019 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 5K & 10K - Philadelphia
January 9th, 2019
Starts @ 1:00pm
Virtual Run
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Starts 10:00am
351 Gradyville Road
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073

2019 Happy Hug Day 5K & 10K - Philadelphia
January 21st, 2019
Starts @ 1:00P M
Virtual Run
Philadelphia, PA

We look forward to seeing you there!

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