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Archive: November, 2010

Drug patches that can cause burns during an MRI

Monday, November 29, 2010, 9:28 AM
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Could health reform create hospital monopolies?

Friday, November 26, 2010, 8:26 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: When is a hospital big enough to be dangerous? Larger hospitals can provide more services and can better coordinate care. However, when they become too big they may have the power to stifle competition. Consumer advocates fear this could lead to higher costs and lower... Read more

Elderly need not dance with the stars to avoid falls

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 9:14 AM
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Time for clear laws on stem cell research

Monday, November 22, 2010, 2:46 PM
Is it legal for the federal government to fund human embryonic stem cell research? Next month, a federal appeals court will hear arguments, yea and nay. Any decision is sure to be appealed because current laws are ambiguous. And that's the problem, said John Gearhart, head of the University of Pennsylvania's... Read more

Botox can be life-threatening

Monday, November 22, 2010, 11:02 AM
By guest blogger Michael Cohen: Practically everyone has heard of Botox. Its popular cosmetic form, called Botox Cosmetic, is injected in small doses into certain facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and frown lines. Another form, called Botox, is injected into muscles to treat individuals suffering... Read more

Medicare will give Pennsylvania $33 million to expand its Chronic Care Collaborative

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8:55 AM
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Obamacare Is More Popular than Polls May Suggest

Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:42 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: Conventional wisdom has it that Obamacare is widely unpopular. The public, we are repeatedly told, doesn’t want it and there is a groundswell of opinion in favor of scrapping it completely. Many see the outcome of the midterm elections as evidence of the public’s... Read more

Kids are more likely to smoke in Philadelphia than in other big cities

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8:19 AM
If you’re looking for a place to buy cigarettes, find a school; retailers will be nearby. Want to bum a smoke? Ask a white kid. Those are among the findings – well, they aren’t stated quite that way – of a new report that outlines the problems and challenges of youth smoking... Read more

Philly cardiologist talks of what it was like being overweight in medicine

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 9:24 AM
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Allergy emergency is no time to learn how to use your EpiPen

Monday, November 15, 2010, 9:32 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
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