Check Up Archive: September, 2011

Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocketed Last Year – Who’s to Blame?

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We’re paying more and getting less when it comes to health insurance. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that premiums for... Read more

Lurie foundation gives Children's Hospital $2.5 million

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The Lurie Family Foundation on Wednesday announced a $2.5 million gift to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for autism studies. Eagles... Read more

Can Pharma Thrive With a Plutonomy Strategy?

It's widely known that the top 1% of US households own more than half the nation’s equities and control more wealth than the bottom 90%... Read more

Catching post-discharge medication errors can reduce hospital readmissions

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If you or a family member has been hospitalized, the first few days after returning home can be confusing. In fact, let’s use the word... Read more

Is Medicare Getting Too Complicated?

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If you’re over 65, there’s a good chance you find your Medicare coverage confusing. In a recent survey by the National Council... Read more

Caution on How You Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are unpleasant in the extreme, but taking shortcuts to get rid of them can be worse: Federal investigators combing a database that... Read more

If Pharma Has a Better Way to Play the Villain, Let's Hear It

A posting here in May discussed Congressman Paul Ryan's soak-the-middle-class proposal to cripple Medicare by turning it into a program that... Read more

How an acid wart remover can still wind up in your eyes

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Durezol is a steroid eye drop prescribed to reduce swelling and pain after eye surgery. Unbelievably, there’s a wart remover with a very... Read more