Check Up Archive: July, 2013

When I wake up, my stomach is bloated and full of gas. The gas I pass is loud and long, and embarrassing, but it hurts if I hold it in. What can I do about it?

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When I wake up, my stomach is bloated and full of gas. The gas I pass is loud and long, and embarrassing, but it hurts if I hold it in. What... Read more

A lesson or two from GSK's Chinagate

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GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) Chinagate scandal of the past few weeks provides some belated insight on the China fantasy that pharma has been peddling... Read more

In docs' version of 'Jeopardy,' Einstein has most wins

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Befitting their namesake for the second consecutive year, residents from Einstein Medical Center's Department of Medicine proved themselves... Read more

Looking back at medical experiments on kids

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After World War II, the Nuremberg Code, a set of ethical principles for human experiments, pushed the notion of "informed consent" into the... Read more

Vaccines: Not just for children, adults need them, too

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Vaccine programs for children have been extremely successful against many diseases, including measles, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, and polio... Read more

I'm a teen and while playing basketball I felt sharp pains in my scrotum that wouldn't go away. What could it be?

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I'm a teen and while playing basketball I felt sharp pains in my scrotum that wouldn't go away. What could it be? Dr. T. Ernesto Figueroa... Read more

Problems developing effective Alzheimer's therapies

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Last week Eli Lilly announced that later this year it would start another late-stage (Phase 3) study of its monoclonal antibody, solanezumab... Read more

New answers on ER and the poor

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Health-policy wonks have long known that the poorest patients tend to use local emergency rooms the most. It has been thought that limited... Read more