Check Up Archive: May, 2010

NRC finds problems with radiation use in VA health system

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is back on the hot seat for the failures of prostate cancer programs in a dozen of its hospitals –... Read more

Advice to help prevent drowning deaths in children

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With Memorial Day weekend almost here and beach and pools season upon us, the American Academy of Pediatrics has put out updated advice for... Read more

Medical devices drive up heart care costs

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and it’s also a major driver of health care costs. A study by researchers at... Read more

Health reform to save $590 billion in 10 years

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A report by the Center for American Progress and The Commonwealth Fund released Friday found that the health reform bill passed in March 2010... Read more

Penn study finds uninsured more likely to die in hospital ICUs

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Americans without insurance tend to wait longer before seeking care and often rely on hospital emergency rooms for routine care. But a study... Read more

Parents want email access to pediatricians

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About half of the parents who participated in a national survey said they would like electronic communications via email and online portals... Read more

Legionnaires' Disease case identified in Philadelphia

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A woman working at the Social Security Administration at 3rd and Spring Garden Streets has been diagnosed with a case of Legionnaires’... Read more

FDA reiterates: Rotavirus vaccines are safe despite pig virus

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On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a notice to pediatricians, family doctors and public health professionals reiterating... Read more