Check Up Archive: April, 2010

AstraZeneca to pay $520 million settlement in anti-psychotic drug case

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AstraZeneca, the British drugmaker with its American headquarters in Wilmington, Del., has agreed to a $520 million civil settlement over allegations... Read more

Hold the sugar

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I’ll admit it; I am a sucker for processed food. Put a bag of ships or communal candy nearby and I simply can’t resist. Just this... Read more

What’d she say? Recording that doctor visit might help recall

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Have you ever walked out of your doctor’s office only to realize you’d already forgotten important details of what you discussed? Recordings... Read more

Nurses key to safe patient care

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In case you missed two interesting and perhaps connected stories by my colleague Stacey Burling this week, it’s worth taking another... Read more

Poll: Americans confused by – but not angry over – new health law

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Several weeks after President Obama signed health care reform legislation into law, a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds that the... Read more

A less invasive - and less costly - approach to testing for heart disease

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A study by doctors at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia suggests that many people who have stress tests that point to possible heart... Read more

Climate change and human health

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A report Wednesday by a federal interagency working group identifies 11 areas of human health that climate change is impacting or could impact... Read more

Safer care results in fewer malpractice claims, study finds

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The latest data from Pennsylvania county courts show that the number of medical malpractice claims and the size of jury awards have declined... Read more