Check Up Archive: August, 2010

Tootsie Tanner could toast your toes, FDA warns

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I don’t golf and I don’t tan; rather I turn a lovely shade of lobster red. So you will understand my confusion when I ran across... Read more

C-sections gone wild

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Sometimes it is impossible to avoid delivering a baby by cesarean section, but the high rate of operating room deliveries in America has many... Read more

Preemptive surgery reduces risk for women with cancer gene mutation

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Women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations substantially reduce their chances of developing the... Read more

PA Hospital’s Kathleen Kinslow to lead Aria Health

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Aria Health, the three-campus health system in Philadelphia and Bucks County, has named Kathleen Kinslow, a long time hospital administrator... Read more

Jail time for human error in medicine?

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: All individuals are wired to make errors. Who among us hasn’t forgotten to turn off an iron or tried... Read more

How does religion influence doctors’ end-of-life care?

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Concerned about end of life care? Well, you should have a talk with your doctor about his religious beliefs. A new study suggests that your... Read more

Feminize medicine for better health care

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: The goals of national healthcare – greater access, better quality and lower cost – represent... Read more

Are tobacco companies using YouTube to target young smokers?

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Are tobacco companies using slick internet videos to target young people with cigarette advertisements? Researchers from the University of... Read more