Check Up Archive: September, 2010

Legal challenges to Obamacare likely to proceed

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The efforts to overturn or scale back the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare to its detractors – appeared to get a boost from a federal... Read more

Who Owns Your Genes?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: Genea Girard tested positive for the BRCA gene, which increases the risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer... Read more

Medicine’s open secret: conflicted interests?

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The financial conflicts of interests of doctors who earned $1 million or more from orthopedic device makers in 2007 were regularly omitted... Read more

Help for MS patients in asthma drug?

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A small clinical trial by researchers at Harvard University and elsewhere found that using the asthma drug albuterol in combination with an... Read more

Second PA West Nile virus case reported in Montco

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Summer may be coming to an end, but mosquitoes are still around, and, as my colleague Don Sapatkin reported Monday, the danger for West Nile... Read more

Eliminating tubing misconnections in hospitalized patients

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: Not too long ago I pulled into a gas station to fill up the tank. I got out of the car and realized that I... Read more

Measuring doctor quality, how’s a patient to choose?

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I like my primary care doctor and truly believe that he delivers high quality care, but like most Americans I have no objective data on which... Read more

Kids snack habits can last a lifetime

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Hey parents, does your children’s school have vending machines? If so, you might want to confiscate any change and loose dollar bills... Read more