Check Up Archive: April, 2010

Top Obama drug policy official is said to be stepping down

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My colleague Don Sapatkin has learned that the Obama Administation's number two drug policy official - and former University of Pennsylvania... Read more

Aspirin for Migraine relief?

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My vision blurs a bit. It’s hard to focus on the computer screen. Then I notice the light refracting in my peripheral vision. It all... Read more

Donors’ Dash

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On Sunday morning thousands of people will gather at the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer... Read more

Penn med school ranked second in nation

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College students use it. Patients pay attention to it. Hospitals tout their status in it. But are the U.S. News & World Report rankings... Read more

Congenital syphilis cases are rising nationally

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Here's a brief report from my colleague Don Sapatkin who covers public health: After declining for 14 years, rates of congenital syphilis... Read more

Uninsured delay heart attack care

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During a heart attack, time matters; that’s why hospital doctors try to open clogged heart arteries within an hour and a half of the... Read more

Health quality problems and racial disparities persist in U.S.

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The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s annual assessment of the state of health care in America noted that little progress... Read more

Recession hurts patients, survey finds

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Staff reductions, increased workloads and low morale at hospitals impacted by the economic downturn has put patients at risk of unsafe care... Read more