Check Up Archive: August, 2010

Is Health Reform Legal?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: No sooner had the health reform law passed Congress, than the attorney general of Florida filed suit to have... Read more

Study: Marriage reduces stress hormone

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I should have known that being married would benefit my health. My wife definitely watches out for me, and I eat better and exercise more regularly... Read more

A whooping cough outbreak in suburban Philly?

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In June, California declared a whooping cough epidemic as cases surged to four times the normal number. Now a small increase in cases of the... Read more

Protect yourself, get doc to include reason for drug on Rx

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: As a pharmacist, I sometimes hear health care consumers express concerns about the possibility of getting... Read more

NRC fined VA for prostate cancer programs failures

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission levied a $39,000 fine Monday against the Department of Veterans Affairs for violations of federal regulations... Read more

Hospital errors due to medical tubing

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The New York Times had an interesting article about the combination of factors that have led to sometimes deadly errors involving tubing used... Read more

Tai chi eases patients' pain

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In Monday’s Health & Science Section my colleague Marie McCullough has a short item on the how people who with fibromyalgia - a complex... Read more

Finance mismanagement at big pharma – part two

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: As an industry facing lower revenues, pharma has suffered the common fate of falling into the hands of its... Read more