Check Up Archive: March, 2010

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After 12 wonderful days of vacation that included skiing in Colorado and hiking in Yosemite, I returned to news that nurses at Temple University... Read more

Women admitted to hospitals more often than men

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Women accounted for 59 percent of hospital admissions in 2007, according to an analysis by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality... Read more

Will a shortage of primary care doctors undermine the health bill?

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So, if more of us get heath coverage under the legislation that President Obama recently signed into law, will there be enough doctors to meet... Read more

Smoking with chronic illness

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Despite efforts by 54 percent of area smokers to quit in the last year, one in five people living in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster... Read more

Measles outbreak among unvaccinated children

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In 2008 there was a measles outbreak in San Diego, Calif. It was the largest such outbreak in San Diego since 1991. Researchers from the Centers... Read more

Chronic disease management lecture Tuesday

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Chronic illnesses are major drivers of health care costs. Many health experts believe that better management of diseases from diabetes to heart... Read more

Washing away the flu

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Since my oldest daughter started going to daycare I’ve tried to be careful about doing things that would reduce the risk of catching... Read more

Too much good news on Cancer?

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So I thought it would be a good idea to get away for a few weeks after a rough winter and lots of snow. So we got to Denver yesterday and headed... Read more