Check Up Archive: March, 2010

Head of Penn Medicine to step down in 2011

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Arthur H. Rubenstein, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and head of the Penn health system, plans to retire in June... Read more

NRC levies $227,500 fine against Philly VA Medical Center

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The Philadelphia VA Medical Center was hit with a large fine by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today for the failures in a prostate... Read more

The expanding uninsured middle class in Pa, N.J. and Del.

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As Democrats in Washington attempt to push through health care legislation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report that says... Read more

Jury awards $5 million punitive damages in nursing malpractice case

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A Philadelphia jury has awarded $5 million in punitive damages in a nursing home medical malpractice case. Just a week and a half ago the jury... Read more

Do we perform too many invasive heart tests?

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Nearly 40 percent of patients who underwent cardiac catheterization to diagnose heart disease were found to have no narrowing of their arteries... Read more

More organs needed for transplants

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Hey, buddy, can you spare a kidney? What if you got $10,000 for your trouble? $100,000? Or more? With 106,131 Americans now on waiting lists... Read more

Abortion clinic cited by Pa. health department

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First state and federal drug enforcement agents raided his clinic in West Philadelphia investigating suspected illegal distribution of prescription... Read more

Decoding disease

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Efforts to solve the mysteries of various diseases has entered a new phase as scientists work to read the entire genetic code of patients.... Read more