Using mammograms may help prevent leading cause of death in women

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When it comes to heart disease, women are often underdiagnosed. In fact, many people think breast cancer is the greater villain. Yet statistics... Read more

What an expanding health care sector means for the economy

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A lot of older metropolitan areas with fading industrial bases, such as Philadelphia, are now trying to resurrect themselves as service economies... Read more

Medical mystery: Trusting a mother's instincts

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At first glance, the most remarkable thing I could see about my 15-year-old patient was that he and his mother had waited for hours in the... Read more

U.S. health care is socialism in reverse

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For years the pharmaceutical industry and its lobby, PhRMA, defended outrageously high drug costs by claiming medications represent only 10... Read more

Penn Med student shares the excitement of Match Day

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Editor's note: Last week, Rebekah Lucien, who is about to graduate from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote about her path... Read more

Drug monitoring database could be game-changer in Pa.'s fight against opioid abuse

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Joseph Teel wrote this for the Pennsylvania Medical Society's Quality and Vallue blog. It’s easy to see that Pennsylvania has a prescription... Read more

Blumberg, other health pioneers get Pa. historical markers

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Three medical pioneers are to be recognized with those familiar blue-and-gold historical markers that you see on roadsides throughout Pennsylvania... Read more

Feds link raw milk from Lancaster dairy to fatal illness

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked two 2014 cases of listeriosis, one of them fatal, to a Lancaster County dairy... Read more