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Archive: March, 2012

I wake up twice a night because I have to urinate. Should I receive treatment or is this normal for a particular age?

Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:37 PM
Alan Wein, M.D., is chief of the division of urology at Penn Medicine and co-director of the urologic oncology and incontinence programs at Penn Medicine. Wein has authored texts on Nocturia, overactive bladder, and other related topics, and is a leading authority in this area. If you are experiencing... Read more

Health reform? It's been to court before

Friday, March 9, 2012, 8:02 AM
When it comes to health policy, it’s déjà vu all over again – and again. Did you hear that state attorneys general are suing the federal government, claiming that the massive health reform law is unconstitutional? They call the law an unprecedented intrusion on state sovereignty... Read more

The FDA continues to play a vital role

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 10:32 AM
Last year, as reauthorizing legislation for the Food and Drug Administration was nearing ratification, the Obama administration urged the agency to speed its approval process for new drug candidates. It appears uncertain whether the administration was buying the pharma line that stringent regulatory... Read more

Prevention of eyedrop-related eye infections

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 1:40 PM
An FDA advisory committee met this past week to discuss labeling of anti-inflammatory eye drops used after cataract or other eye surgeries. FDA was asked to approve an increased fill size of an anti-inflammatory eye drop to allow patients undergoing two cataract extraction surgeries to treat each eye... Read more

Using a cannon to swat a health insurance fly

Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:08 AM
When is health insurance not really health insurance? It is when your insurance company or employer can refuse to cover anything it feels like. There was a time when physicians decided what care a patient needs. Now, it seems, lots of people want to have a say. Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) recently... Read more
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Charlotte Sutton Health and Science Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
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David Becker, M.D. Board certified cardiologist, Chestnut Hill Temple Cardiology
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Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D. Cardiothoracic surgeon in the Philadelphia area
Amy J. Reed, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiologist and Surgical Intensivist in the Philadelphia Area
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