Friday, November 27, 2015

Check Up

Check Up is a blog for savvy health consumers, covering the latest developments, discoveries, and debates from the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Portions of this blog may also be found in the Inquirer's Sunday Health Section.

Nov 24 - 3:27 PM
More than half of all Americans either know someone who has misused prescription painkillers, or have done so themselves. And an astonishing 16 percent say they know someone who died from using these drugs, according to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll.
Nov 24 - 12:06 PM
Edith Mitchell, professor of medical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and president of the National Medical Association, today was named to Ebony Magazine’s annual Power 100 List. Mitchell – along with luminaries ranging from musician John Legend to Attorney General Loretta Lynch -- will be honored at a gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 2.
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