Check Up Archive: September, 2010

Drug dealing doc gets 87 months

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In March, Laurence T. McKinney, 54, of Philadelphia was convicted in a jury trial of illegally prescribing painkillers and sedatives from his... Read more

Smoking and obesity reduce work productivity

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If your boss starts suggesting you quit smoking, lose weight and eat better, she might be concerned about more than just your health. A study... Read more

Infant sleep positioners potentially deadly, feds warn parents

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The federal government is warning parents of infants to immediately stop using sleep positioners intended to prevent babies from rolling onto... Read more

Pine bark extract doesn’t reduce risk for heart disease

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Pine bark extract, a popular supplement with antioxidant properties, does not help reduce blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors... Read more

Until Drugs Get Better, How About Useful Services

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Nearly two out of three (63 percent) Americans are now obese or overweight, according to the U.S. Centers... Read more

Immunotherapy improves survival of high-risk children’s cancer

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Neuroblastoma is a tricky cancer. After chemotherapy, surgery, more chemo, radiation therapy and stem cell transplants, more than half the... Read more

Kaiser poll: A nation divided on health reform

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Among likely voters this November, 46 percent hold favorable views of health reform, while 45 percent view the bill unfavorably, according... Read more

Day care risks for kids born prematurely

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Both my daughters seem like they have almost constant colds, and that’s not surprising since they’re in day care. But for children... Read more