Why your dentist still wants you to floss your teeth

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While you may jump at the opportunity to not floss after a recent Associated Press report, as practicing dentists we urge you to keep flossing... Read more

Are you taking too many medications?

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The number of prescription medication that Americans take is skyrocketing. According to 2010 data from the CDC, nine out of 10 people over... Read more

Making Philly a Hub of Medical Research? Careful What You Wish For

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In an article earlier last month and another one last Monday, Inquirer business writer Joe DiStefano has been asking why the Boston and San... Read more

Patients’ families priced out of housing by DNC get their pleas answered

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So Philly just may be the place that loves you back after all. Hosts for Hospitals, a Philadelphia non-profit that offers rooms in private... Read more

Why you need to know the generic names of your medicines

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Medicines all have one generic name and perhaps one or more brand names. The brand name is chosen by the drug manufacturer. The generic name... Read more

Medical Mystery: Harry Truman takes on a huge responsibility

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Editor's note: Allan B. Schwartz, M.D., a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at Drexel University College... Read more

Heads: Pharma wins. Tails: You lose

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Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a page one article making the point that even in this low-inflation economy, the pharmaceutical industry... Read more

Legislation is no 'cure' for what ails medical device safety

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The U.S. Senate is poised to pass monumental healthcare legislation, the “21st Century Cures Act” this fall. This bill sailed... Read more