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Botox Is Medical Procedure

In some states – but not all – you have to be a licensed physician, nurse or nurse’s assistant to conduct the procedure. Ask about practitioner’s qualifications.

04/30/2015

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Staff At One Local Hospital Undergo Training To Detect Suspected Child Abuse

For more than a decade, doctors and nurses and staff at St. Christopher’s have been trained in detecting potential cases of abuse and neglect.

04/18/2015

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Doctor Shortage By 2020

Using data from the Census Bureau, it has been projected that by 2020, the degree of physician shortfall will be 50% greater than has been previously estimated.

03/31/2015

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Take Preventive Measures With Your Health Care

We know our service policies and check-up on cars, we know a great deal about our electronic equipment, but most of us have no idea about our health care.

01/12/2015

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Health: Sporadic Shortages Of Flu Drug Reported

With the flu continuing to spread, doctors around the Philadelphia region say there have been sporadic shortages of the flu drug Tamiflu.

01/08/2015

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Care Is Critical Component Of Healthcare

If your doctor is empathetic and compassionate, it can help remove countless obstacles and lead to high quality care.

12/30/2014

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Lancaster County HIV Patient Sues Over ‘Dismissal’ By Doctors

The man, his wife and their minor daughter contend in the suit that his HIV status is a disability and that the doctors violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they advised him in writing in October 2013 that the family was being dropped as patients.

12/02/2014

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Doctors And Nurses Need Patients’ Help In Order To Make Them Better

Your medical team should include more than your doctors and nurses; you are a key component according to Janette Bisbee, Education Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network.

11/02/2014

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Local Doctors Using New Procedure To Open Blocked Leg Arteries And Keep Them Open

Peripheral artery disease can be a life-threatening condition as arteries become blocked, preventing blood flow.

11/01/2014

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Penn Doctor Heads To Liberia To Help With Ebola Crisis

Dr. Patricia Henwood is packing her bags. On Thursday, she’ll board a plane bound for Liberia.

10/15/2014

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Patients Consider Online Reviews When Choosing A Doctor

Despite the fact there is very little quality control over random surveys, a new report suggests consumers are using the reviews to help make decisions.

09/29/2014

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Join Elderly Relative For Doctor’s Visit

If you have an elderly relative, one of the best things you can do for them is to go with them to a doctor’s appointment. There are several reasons.

09/24/2014

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Report: Philadelphia Is Facing A Doctor Shortage

Consider this: In Pittsburgh, there are 87 patients per doctor. In Philadelphia, there are 258.

09/17/2014

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Temple Docs Part Of International Study Testing New Way To Treat Stroke Causing Blood Clots

Dr. Guillermo Linares, director of Neuro-Interventional Services says Temple Hospital is testing a new procedure.

08/31/2014

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American Well App

The American Well app lets you see a doctor on your phone or tablet – and even get short term prescriptions and consultations.

07/31/2014

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