Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Virtua team: Pricey new drug no better than old one for knee surgery pain

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 9:09 AM
A relatively new, brand-name drug was about as effective as a long-available generic at relieving pain after knee replacement despite costing 25 times as much, a team of Virtua Health orthopedists reported, winning a national research award for their small study. Orthopedic surgeon Rajesh K. Jain... Read more

Survey: Most Pennsylvanians can get to a doctor when they need to

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:01 AM
Nearly half of Pennsylvanians said in a new survey that their out-of-pocket costs and copays for health care have remained the same over the past year while about the same percentage said they increased, the Pennsylvania Medical Society said on Thursday. Six percent reported declines in expenses. Most... Read more

Size matters: Try these proven tips to cut portions, calories

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 8:38 AM
It seems so simple: Serve people bigger portions, or use bigger plates, and they’ll consume more. Evidence that size matters – with food and non-alcoholic beverages, anyway – has been accumulating for years. Now the authoritative Cochrane Library has produced what it calls “the... Read more
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Check Up is a blog for savvy health consumers, covering the latest developments, discoveries, and debates from the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Portions of this blog may also be found in the Inquirer's Sunday Health Section.

Charlotte Sutton Health and Science Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
Tom Avril Inquirer Staff Writer, heart health and general science
Stacey Burling Inquirer Staff Writer, neuroscience and aging
Marie McCullough Inquirer Staff Writer, cancer and women's health
Don Sapatkin Inquirer Staff Writer, public health, infectious diseases and substance abuse
Justin D'Ancona
David Becker, M.D. Board certified cardiologist, Chestnut Hill Temple Cardiology
Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. President, Pharmaceutical Business Research Associates
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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