Chat: When Mom won't leave home

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Yesterday, my story on the dilemmas of aging at home debuted on Philly.com. Staying in a family home can become a strain for both the elderly... Read more

Why Obamacare has some Democrats and Republicans trading places

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Polls show that most Americans disparage Congress for its inability to agree on even simple issues. Now Obamacare gives a new meaning to... Read more

Medical Mystery: In TV debate, Nixon looked nervous

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Editor's note: As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare to face off in their first debate this week, Allan B. Schwartz... Read more

A week like any other in pharma

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Consider the following stories about the pharmaceutical industry that emerged in just the past week. Then decide how you would characterize... Read more

Book answers questions about nursing home coverage in Pennsylvania

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Gene Sauers began working at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare on Feb. 17, 1964. The Beatles had appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show... Read more

3 takeaways from a summer of pharma price gouging

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During the summer a lot of media attention has focused on the dramatic price increases of certain medications. Some of those medications... Read more

How to stop a cardiac killer without drugs or surgery

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Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac problem, with an estimated 5.2 million Americans experiencing it in 2010, and as many as 12 million... Read more

Does informed consent justify risk of surgical procedure?

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Last month the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study showing that the demise of morcellation in gynecology... Read more