To save health care, focus on protecting patients, not industry

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Health care is a massive part of our economy, representing nearly 18% of our gross domestic product. On average, $9,523 a year is spent per... Read more

$15K gift from benefactor helps local woman see again

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Last Sunday, after reading the Inquirer story about Donna Witcher and her need for eSight eyewear to correct her low vision problem, John Langan... Read more

On Capitol Hill, a chance to protect patients ignored

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A last ditch effort to bring safety to the medical device provisions of 21st Century Cures Act was stymied in the U.S. House Tuesday night... Read more

Trump's HHS secretary: Good for providers, bad for consumers

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Early this week the Trump transition team announced that Republican Congressman Tom Price of suburban Atlanta would become the country's... Read more

Preventative antibiotics may prevent C. diff infection for some blood-cancer patients

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Hospital patients who undergo a stem cell transplant to treat blood cancers must take immune-suppressing drugs to prevent rejection of the... Read more

21st Century Cures Act must also protect patients from harm

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Usually not much is accomplished during a lame-duck session of Congress, but a major piece of health care legislation is on deck this week... Read more

The heart prescription that's effective, cheap -- and under the radar

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If heart disease runs in your family, you might think there's not a lot you can do to improve your odds. A new report in the New England Journal... Read more

What a hospital bed could teach about patient safety

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Most hospitalized patients spend the vast majority of their time in a hospital bed. Any body fluids such as blood, feces, urine, stomach contents... Read more