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Archive: January, 2011

Should You Get to Choose Your Own End-of-Life Care?

Friday, January 14, 2011, 7:46 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: Getting old can mean having to face wrenching medical decisions. Some can arise even before you get sick. For instance, which treatments would you want and which would you not want if your health has deteriorated and you are unable to make choices on your own? You can... Read more

New Pennsylvania governor likely to end low-cost health insurance for the poor

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7:54 PM
Pennsylvania’s subsidized health insurance for low-income working people will likely end next month, officials on Gov.-elect Tom Corbett’s transition team said Tuesday, leaving more than 40,000 people with less palatable options and dashing the hopes of more than 400,000 on the waiting... Read more

Rep. Giffords' surgeon hails from Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 6:00 AM
The neurosurgeon who operated on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in Tucson Saturday is a local boy. G. Michael Lemole Jr. grew up on a 70-acre farm in Huntingdon Valley, graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy — he was first in his class — and went to medical school at... Read more

A brief guide to splitting pills safely

Monday, January 10, 2011, 8:23 AM
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Calls for Health Reform Repeal are Déjà Vu All Over Again

Friday, January 7, 2011, 9:34 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: Here’s a quick quiz. In this summary of recent political events, guess which party is which. Party A, which controlled the White House and both houses of Congress, pushed through a massive health care overhaul extending new coverage to tens of millions of Americans... Read more

Warning! Kids may mistake drug patches as Band-Aids, tattoos or stickers

Monday, January 3, 2011, 8:17 AM
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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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