Check Up Archive: September, 2010

Curing gum disease may curb premature births

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Could better dental care lead to fewer preterm births? Gum disease has been linked to premature birth, so researchers at the University of... Read more

Glucosamine, chondroitin don't benefit arthritis

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I have two bottles of glucosamine and chondroitin on top of my refrigerator for my dog, who has terrible arthritis in her hind legs. I was... Read more

Head growth charts can give wrong impression

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I always wondered why our pediatrician measured our daughters’ heads during regular office visits as babies, but since there was never... Read more

Another diabetes drug in trouble?

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The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it has begun a safety review of the diabetes drug Actos after preliminary results of an... Read more

How will health reform affect me?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: Polls show that Americans remain divided over whether health reform will leave them better or worse off. President... Read more

S. Jersey man’s death linked to West Nile Virus

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A 76-year-old Camden County man who was hospitalized and died in late August tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus, according to the... Read more

Nearly 51 million Americans uninsured in 2009

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The number of uninsured people in America rose by 4.4 million to 50.7 million in 2009, up from 46.3 million in 2008, according to new U.S.... Read more

Hospital readmissions after heart surgery rise

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More than one in six patients who had open heart surgery in Pennsylvania in 2008 – 2,208 patients – were readmitted to the hospital... Read more