Check Up Archive: May, 2010

CHOP recognized for getting staff flu shots

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The National Influenza Vaccine Summit – a collaborative effort of the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control... Read more

Value of prompt outpatient heart-failure care is affirmed

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It certainly makes sense that patients with chronic conditions who see their primary care doctor soon after a hospitalization for that illness... Read more

Vaccine combo increases risk of fever seizures in young kids

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As if there weren’t enough controversy over children’s vaccines, here comes some more fodder for those opposed to inoculations... Read more

Obamacare $cams

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Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario has warned consumers, particularly uninsured people, to look out for con artists trying to sell... Read more

Phila VA problems prompts oversight bill

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Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Arlen Specter introduced legislation Friday that would require the Department of... Read more

A vaccine for cholesterol?

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We have all heard it 1,000 times or more. High cholesterol, particularly “bad” LDL cholesterol, increases our risk of heart disease... Read more

Spouses of patients with dementia at risk

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Watching friends of my parents slip away into Alzheimer’s disease is painful. Perhaps the most devastating part is watching their spouses... Read more

More parents delaying or refusing to vaccinate their kids

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At my youngest daughter’s last well baby doctor’s appointment, she got lots of shots (swine flu, seasonal flu and several others)... Read more