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Every Monday, the Daily Local News publishes medical columns for the community submitted to the newspaper by doctors from five health care facilities in Chester County. Physicians on staff at Chester County Hospital are included in the medical column schedule and submit a variety of topics that are of interest to the residents of the County. We've reprinted the our articles on our website with permission from the editors of the Daily Local News. These articles might be edited slightly different from what originally appeared in the newspaper.

Please note : Chester County Hospital offers the information on this website for general educational purposes only. This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis, nor should it be considered a replacement for consultation with a health care provider. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact your health care provider immediately.

10 Tips to Help Allergy Sufferers

A Doctor-Father’s Approach to Vaccine Education

A Hereditary Cancer Syndrome and the 'Cancer Previvor'

A Medical Choice: Cancer Genetics Counseling and Testing

Ankle Instability and Ankle Sprains

Aortic Aneurysms : The Silent Killer

Arthritis can be such a pain in the hip

Atrial Fibrillation : Evolving Strategies for Treatment

Autism and the MMR Vaccine

Balance Disorders

Boomeritis: Aching Hips and Knees

Breast Cancer screening is essential for every woman, regardless of personal risks

Breast Cancer: Managing the Risks

Breast Reconstruction Following Cancer

Bronchial Asthma

Celiac Disease : Gluten Allergy

Cervical Disc Disease

Childhood Obesity and Exercise

Childhood Vaccine : No-Brainer Vaccinations

Childhood Vision Screenings : What does it mean if your child fails?

Clinical Safety is the Most Important Amenity for Newborns

Colonoscopies: Virtual vs. Traditional

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Common Causes of Heel Pain

Concussions: What to Do When the Unexpected Occurs

Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease

Diabetes and Eye Complications

Diabetes Demystifyied

Diabetes: An Epidemic That Requires Preventive Action - Now

Diabetic Retinopathy : New Weapons for Treatment

Eating Well in 2010: Beyond Persuasion

EEG … EMG … OMG … What is that?

Epidemic of Anxiety

Falls Risk: Do You Know What To Do if You Fall?

Healing through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hearing Loss: Medical Treatment

Heart Valve Disease and Replacement Options

Heart Valve Surgery for Adults and the Coming Revolution

How to Stay Ahead of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

How to Stay Fit and Healthy Past Age 60

If You Have Chest Pain…Call 911

International Travel Tips to Prevent Malaria

Joint Soreness and Body Pain

Living and Learning: Breast Cancer and Individualized Treatment Options

Living with Congestive Heart Failure: Take charge with a Few Basic Steps

Low-dose CT Lung Screening Detects Cancer at Earliest Stage

Lower Urinary Tract : Treatment Options for Men with Symptoms of BPH

Medical Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation

Metabolic Syndrome : Risks and Modifications

Navigating the Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Nuclear Cardiology : Screening, Treatment, Evaluation and Prognosis

Oh My Aching Thumb: Treatment Options for the Painful Thumb

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures

Palliative Care and Quality of Life

Persistence and Planning are the Keys to Quit Smoking

Preconception Care for a Healthy Pregnancy

Reconstructive Options After Breast Cancer Surgery

Relaxation Response - Taking Time to Breathe: An easy way to reduce stress

Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) - Tis the Season

Six Life-Changing Steps to a Healthier New You in the New Year

Snow Shoveling Safety - 'Tis the Season to Shovel Safely

So What's in Your Bones...and Why

Stress and Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Sugar hangovers and other toxic effects of over indulging

Sun Protection

The Benefits of Annual Screening Mammography: Questions and Answers

The Flu and You: What you need to know about influenza prevention

The Geriatric Driver: When is it time to take away the car keys?

The Pathologist: The Hidden Physician in Medicine

The Truth about Congestive Heart Failure

The UnDiet: Listening to our Bodies

Tips for Starting an Exercise Program

Total Hip Replacement

Transitioning Teens to an Adult Healthcare Provider

What Is All This Talk About Robots Performing Surgery?

What should I be doing differently now that I am pregnant?

Wheezing, Coughing, Shortness of Breath: Could my child have Reactive Airways Disease or Asthma?

Whooping Cough: What You Need to Know

Wrist Access is Gaining Popularity in Heart Catheterization