Check Up Archive: April, 2010

Some daycare centers too quick to send kids home

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I got the dreaded call a week ago. It’s one I’ve been getting a lot lately. My youngest daughter had a fever. I needed to pick... Read more

Medical malpractice suits declined in PA

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The number of new medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania declined last year to 1,533 in 2009 from 1,602 cases initiated in 2008, according... Read more

Study: Hospital ranking measures reputation, not quality of care

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Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks the nation’s 5,000 or so hospitals in 12 specialty areas. Children’s Hospital of... Read more

Settlement in Chester County cancer death lawsuit

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The medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of Lathenia Petty against her primary care doctor, a radiologist and Pottstown Memorial... Read more

Are boomers wearing out sooner?

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My colleague Tom Avril reports on a study that found that an increasing number of middle-aged Americans say the have physical ailments that... Read more

FDA reconsiders diabetes drug study

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reportedly is considering suspending a safety review of the GlaxoSmithKline diabetes drug Avandia... Read more

Study: Obesity surgery reduces pregnancy risks

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The human and financial toll of obesity is particularly large during pregnancy when it increases the risk of birth defects, gestational diabetes... Read more

Drinking increases risk of breast lumps in young women

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There are plenty of good reasons to for you women to avoid binge drinking. My colleague Don Sapatkin reports on a study in the medial journal... Read more