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Archive: February, 2010
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Earthquake déjà vu
Sun, Feb 28, 2010, 5:14 PM
After a huge earthquake hit Chile on Saturday it was difficult to avoid a feeling of déjà vu. Just seven weeks ago similar scenes...
Study: Marijuana use and the risk of psychosis
Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 10:07 AM
Does smoking pot over long periods of time increase the risk of hallucinations, delusions or psychosis? Or are people prone to such problems...
Health care in America, a view inside a hospital
Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 6:23 PM
Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer contains the first in an occasional series of stories by my colleague Michael Vitez from inside Abington Memorial...
PA to get federal $ to share electronic medical records statewide
Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 12:04 PM
Pennsylvania is getting a $17.1 million federal grant to help it develop the infrastructure to enable a statewide sharing of computerized health...
Compare health proposals for yourself
Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 6:30 AM
After the day-long Obama health summit you’ve heard all the talking points and more from Democrats and Republicans. If you still really...
More snow challenges for local hospitals?
Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 2:37 PM
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...
Vaccinate or skip it?
Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 11:58 AM
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...
Medical malpractice in the health debate
Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 6:30 AM
On Sunday the obstetrics unit at Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton, Pa. in Montgomery County will be shut down. The closure announced...
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