Check Up Archive: October, 2010

STOP BANG test for sleep apnea

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By Inquirer Staff Writer Marie McCullough: STOP-BANG sounds like a heavy metal rock band, but it's actually a simple questionnaire to screen... Read more

Should We Mourn for McHealth Insurance?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: Imagine owning a $200,000 house and paying $73,000 for homeowners insurance. For anything short of a certified... Read more

Act fast or nation’s health bill will swamp its GDP

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By Inquirer Staff Writer Trishula Patel: If we don’t move fast enough to reform our heath system, the United States will be paying 40... Read more

PA goes after SIDS

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By Inquirer Medical Writer Marie McCullough: Pennsylvania hospitals and birthing centers will soon give information about Sudden Infant Death... Read more

If Pharma Can’t Be Good, At Least It Should Be Clever

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: It’s not exactly a secret that the rate at which pharmaceutical companies submit new drugs for approval... Read more

New CPR guidelines, save your breath

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Save your breath and save a life. The American Heart Association today announced new CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, guidelines that... Read more

Confusion over meaning of colored wristbands for hospitalized patients

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: A hospitalized patient with known severe allergy to natural rubber latex was given a green bracelet which... Read more

Will Health Reform Turn Us Into Europe?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: Is American health care about to become like Europe’s? Critics charge that health reform is modeled... Read more