Rothman Institute News
Friday, 31 July 2015
“Right now I think the biggest help for us with concussion is that we now have objective and subjective signs,” said Franks. “And you know, when I first started this it really was all about what the patient told us.” According to Franks, the measurement of balance is a direct reflection of certain elements of brain function. Advances in computer-based neuropsychological testing—a process that compares pre- and post-impact scores to assess cognitive ability—help, too. “We can also now objectively look at cognition, the way the brain is working,” he said. Read More »
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Long-distance running is the road to good health and improved longevity. It has become extremely popular due to its ease and practicality, and virtually anyone can begin to run at a modest distance and pace and gradually improve his or her fitness at a comfortable and self-defining level. Read More »
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Have you or someone you know ever suffered from an orthopaedic injury? You may have spent long hours in the local emergency room, waiting to be seen by a general doctor who may or may not specialize in orthopaedics. Next time, why not visit the best immediate care clinic near Philadelphia that specializes in orthopaedics? Read More »
Thursday, 18 June 2015
UCL reconstruction surgery was first performed by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974 on Tommy John, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This time, Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, director of the sports medicine team at the Rothman Institute and head team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies, is the man behind the scalpel. Read More »
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Allen Hughes said the concept of flotation therapy took a long time to sink in.
The management consultant, a self-described "high strung" type who's always looking for new ways to relieve stress, said he didn't think floating in water could bring him that much relaxation. Read More »
Friday, 29 May 2015
Drugs to increase bone strength that have reaped billions of dollars in sales aren't worth the cost and the risk of side effects, researchers argue in a paper published in the British Medical Journal. Read More »
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Dr. R. Robert Franks, sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute, sees the number of skateboarding injuries increase every year when the weather turners warmer. The most common injuries are concussions, lacerations and broken bones. Read More »
Wednesday, 06 May 2015
SI.com spoke with Dr. Surena Namdari of the Rothman Institute about the general nature of rotator cuff tears and Pacquiao’s specific injury. Read More »
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Small lifestyle changes can mean the world for overall health. Thanks to Philly’s finest doctors and medical centers, it’s never been easier for women to be proactive toward everything from heart disease to breast cancer.
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Friday, 17 April 2015
At the Rothman Institute, spine surgeon Alexander Vaccaro has patients prepped and waiting for him in four different exam rooms all before 8:00 a.m. Hovering, a little like an entourage, are medical assistants getting what he needs and younger doctors watching him work. Vaccaro is a sought-after specialist. And, at age 53, he has a 2-month-old baby at home. Read More »
Community Education Lecture Series
Thursday August 27, 2015 05:30 pm
Thank you for registering to attend Common Myths of Joint Replacement with Dr. Austin. All details are listed below.
Thursday, August 27th, 2015.
Rothman Institute Newtown
2700 S. Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Wednesday September 09, 2015 06:00 pm