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Archive: September, 2010
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Curing gum disease may curb premature births
Mon, Sep 20, 2010, 11:12 AM
Could better dental care lead to fewer preterm births? Gum disease has been linked to premature birth, so researchers at the University of...
Glucosamine, chondroitin don't benefit arthritis
Mon, Sep 20, 2010, 8:42 AM
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...
Head growth charts can give wrong impression
Mon, Sep 20, 2010, 3:52 PM
I always wondered why our pediatrician measured our daughters’ heads during regular office visits as babies, but since there was never...
Another diabetes drug in trouble?
Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 2:41 PM
The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it has begun a safety review of the diabetes drug Actos after preliminary results of an...
How will health reform affect me?
Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 8:48 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: Polls show that Americans remain divided over whether health reform will leave them better or worse off. President...
S. Jersey man’s death linked to West Nile Virus
Thu, Sep 16, 2010, 2:42 PM
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...
Nearly 51 million Americans uninsured in 2009
Thu, Sep 16, 2010, 12:24 PM
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....
Hospital readmissions after heart surgery rise
Thu, Sep 16, 2010, 9:00 AM
More than one in six patients who had open heart surgery in Pennsylvania in 2008 – 2,208 patients – were readmitted to the hospital...
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