Check Up Archive: March, 2010

Doctor have you confused, ask for a better explanation

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When your doctor talks to you about the pros and cons of a prescription medication or a particular course of treatment, do you just nod your... Read more

Injured Haitian moved to rehab

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Wilner Pierre, the young Haitian man treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in January for spinal injuries suffered during the Jan... Read more

Quest for an effective MS treatment stymied

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My colleague Marie McCullough has a fascinating article in today’s paper about the challenges that UCLA neurologist Rhonda Voskuhl is... Read more

Federal court rules vaccine preservative doesn’t cause autism

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A federal court in Washington ruled that thimerosal – a mercury-containing preservative that has been used in vaccines – does not... Read more

Autism studies questioned after alleged researcher thefts available here

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A Danish scientist involved in two major studies that debunked any linkage of vaccines to autism is suspected of misappropriating $2 million... Read more

Head lice relief for parents?

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You can only imagine my dread when I saw the bright yellow note posted on the door of my daughters’ daycare center: HEAD LICE OUTBREAK... Read more

Complex treatment choices for men with prostate cancer

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Men diagnosed with prostate cancer have many treatment options – surgery, radiation (beam or seed implants), hormone therapy, or watchful... Read more

Living kidney donors don't shorten their own lives

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Six years ago\my colleague Julie Stoiber wrote about her decision to donate a kidney to her sister in-law. The entire episode left me awed... Read more