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Tom Avril

Fifth Pa. patient dies after getting unusual infection

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:12 PM
A fifth open-heart surgery patient has died at a central Pennsylvania hospital after contracting an unusual infection. The patient, who underwent surgery at WellSpan York Hospital, was among eight who became infected in the past several years with nontuberculous mycobacteria - a common, slow-growing... Read more

Quick but challenging test shows if patients can think straight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 11:08 AM
December, November, October, September… Can you rattle off the months of the year in reverse order? Researchers say a failure to do so may be a sign of delirium in hospital patients. This finding comes from a new study whose lead author was Donna M. Fick, a professor of nursing at Pennsylvania... 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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