Check Up Archive: March, 2010

Medicare tax hikes for wealthy to help pay for President’s health plan

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President Obama has proposed raising $184 billion over ten years to help pay for his $950 billion health plan by imposing new taxes on the... Read more

Flying stroke patients to hospitals would save lives, study finds

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When a stroke strikes, quick access to emergency care is critical. Getting to a hospital designated as a primary stroke center is even better... Read more

A Mütter Ball

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Are you ready for an evening among some freakish and gruesome artifacts of 19th century American medicine? For $50 tickets you can attend the... Read more

Penn work on incentives to get smokers to quit wins award

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Research led by Kevin Volpp of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University Pennsylvania showed that financial incentives... Read more

Surviving heart attacks

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When you are having a heart attack, the hospital you go to can make the difference between living and dying. Researchers at Yale, Harvard... Read more

Does soda make you fat?

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Mayor Nutter could be onto something. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that the higher the price of soda, the fewer calories... Read more

Baby translation?

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I think I’m pretty good at translating the cries of my infant daughter. She’s six months old and I can usually tell the difference... Read more

Are too many young docs leaving NJ?

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A new report from the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals shows that many young doctors leave the garden state after completing their... Read more