is a free, comprehensive and objective health information service. The centerpiece of Philly Health Info is a multifaceted Web portal, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, providing access to the latest quality health and medical information, with an emphasis on regional resources and services. The Philly Health Info portal provides tools to expand the user’s knowledge of health issues and make informed decisions about their medical care.

Philly Health Info is a work in progress. Over time, the website will include information on hundreds of diseases and conditions and health and wellness topics. We are continuously unearthing regional health resources for inclusion in our database.

Breast Cancer Month

October is Breast Cancer Month and that means there are screenings, educational events, and fund raisers going on all over the Philadelphia area.  Use our Breast Cancer section to get involved at an event near you.

 

Catch Your Breath

The American Sleep Association is sponsoring Sleep Apnea Awareness Week this October 1-7. Find information, sleep labs, and apnea support groups throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania in our Sleep section.

 

May is Stroke Month

This May, there are stroke screenings happening all over the Delaware Valley.  Use our Stroke section to find one near you, as well as stroke support groups and information that could save your life.

Hepatitis Awareness

More than 30% of Americans are infected by a hepatitis virus at some point in their lives, but hepatitis infections can be prevented.  Dr. Amy Jessop from HepTREC tells you how.

Diabetes Drugs

Side effects related to several recently approved diabetes drugs have ignited a firestorm of controversy.  If you have questions about these medications, you’re not alone.  Use our Diabetessection to find support groups, classes, and education centers all over the Delaware Valley.

Get Fit

Summer is the perfect time to find an exercise program that works for you.  Our Fitness section lists classes and centers throughout the Philadelphia area.

Lyme Disease

Tick season is upon us and with ticks comes the danger of Lyme Disease. To get the all the information and SE Pennsylvania resources you need to protect yourself and your family, use our Lyme Disease section.

AIDS Education Month

This June, Philadelphia FIGHT is sponsoring events, forums and testing locations all over Philadelphia in honor of AIDS Education Month.  Use our link to find out how you can get active.

Travel Healthy

If you’re planning a trip overseas this summer, our Travel section has all the information and Philadelphia area resources you need to stay safe and healthy.

Sunscreens: What’s the best one?

Catherine Poole of the Melanoma International Foundation has some great advice on choosing the right sunscreen to protect you and your family this summer.  To find out more, click here.

Overcome Addiction

Whether you need help conquering drugsFlualcoholtobacco, or gambling PhillyHealthInfo.org can help.  Use our website to get in touch with organizations, support groups, and treatment centers all over the Delaware Valley.

Help Prevent Surgical Errors

According to a new report issued by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, hospitals in our state committed 175 surgical errors between 2004 and 2006. Even though these errors occur very rarely, patients can help prevent them by taking a more active role in their own healthcare.  Click here to find out how.