Check Up Archive: February, 2010

Syphilis on the rise in Philly

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A dramatic rise in the number of cases of infectious syphilis among women of childbearing age led the Philadelphia Health Department of alert... Read more

Philadelphia-based doctors group weigh in on Obama health plan

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The American College of Physicians, a Philadelphia-based organization representing 129,000 doctors and medical students across the nation,... Read more

DC health lobbyists collected $3.5 billion in 2009

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In the midst of the recession, the effort to enact national health care legislation has been a boon to one part of the U.S. economy: Washington... Read more

Health insurance duopolies dominate US metro areas

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A new study from the American Medical Association says that the small amount of competition among health insurers in local markets is fast... Read more

Costly infections are often preventable

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More than 13,000 patients contracted infections during their care at hospitals in Pennsylvania in the last six months of 2008, according to... Read more

Room for compromise on health care?

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While Americans are evenly divided on whether they support federal health care legislation, a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll conducted... Read more

The President's health care proposal

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President Obama’s renewed push for health care legislation was front page news across the country today. After leaving the details the... Read more

$100 million for Pa. broadband network

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A coalition of Pennsylvania health-care groups, research organizations and colleges has been awarded a federal grant of $99.6 million to develop... Read more