Month: December 2017

Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Recognition Awards



This fall, seven Philadelphia hospitals were publically recognized for attaining multiple levels of achievement in the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, The Common Market, and the American Heart Association.  This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded initiative engages area healthcare institutions to create a culture […]

2017 Hypertension Guidelines



This year’s new blood pressure guidelines mean that many people are suddenly learning that they have hypertension. What does it mean? Why the change? We have known for years that risk of heart disease and stroke goes up with increasing blood pressure, even below the 120/80 threshold that we call normal. The new guidelines are […]