Check Up Archive: February, 2010

Earthquake déjà vu

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After a huge earthquake hit Chile on Saturday it was difficult to avoid a feeling of déjà vu. Just seven weeks ago similar scenes... Read more

Study: Marijuana use and the risk of psychosis

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Does smoking pot over long periods of time increase the risk of hallucinations, delusions or psychosis? Or are people prone to such problems... Read more

Health care in America, a view inside a hospital

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Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer contains the first in an occasional series of stories by my colleague Michael Vitez from inside Abington Memorial... Read more

PA to get federal $ to share electronic medical records statewide

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Pennsylvania is getting a $17.1 million federal grant to help it develop the infrastructure to enable a statewide sharing of computerized health... Read more

Compare health proposals for yourself

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After the day-long Obama health summit you’ve heard all the talking points and more from Democrats and Republicans. If you still really... Read more

More snow challenges for local hospitals?

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As the snow falls in what could be the fourth major storm of the winter, hospitals across the region geared up their now-well practiced contingency... Read more

Vaccinate or skip it?

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So I’m squarely in the vaccinate camp. On Saturday my youngest daughter turned 6 months old. On Monday at her 6-month doctor’s... Read more

Medical malpractice in the health debate

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On Sunday the obstetrics unit at Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton, Pa. in Montgomery County will be shut down. The closure announced... Read more