Check Up Archive: July, 2010

Health reform law gained in July

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The Kaiser Family Foundation’s July health tracking poll found that 50 percent of those surveyed viewed the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read more

The decline of the pharma sales reps

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Many people who live in the Philly area, a huge hub of the pharmacy industry, know that the drug makers have... Read more

Huge loss of patient data at Jefferson

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On Friday, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia notified 21,000 patients that a laptop computer containing their unencrypted... Read more

Social isolation increases risk of early death

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So, I was just chatting online with a Facebook friend when I noticed a Google alert about a study that linked social activity, or the lack... Read more

Back pain really hurts the wallet

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Back problems from muscle strains to herniated discs are a growing problem in the U.S., afflicting 27 million adults in 2007, or 12 percent... Read more

A potential asthma treatment

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Some 20 million Americans have asthma and many rely on inhalers and steroids to control, but not cure, their conditions. Researchers at the... Read more

A mother’s love boost children in adulthood

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One of the great joys in my life is watching my wife with our two young daughters. It is no great surprise how she showers the girls with love... Read more

Mail order pharmacy or community pharmacy?

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: An article in Sunday’s Inquirer by business columnist Jeff Gelles explained how health insurers and... Read more